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Career Services Support: Guiding Your Career Transition

As an Amazon Career Choice participant, you are eligible for 1-to-1 career support as you prepare for your new, exciting career in healthcare. Our dedicated Amazon Career Choice team at SXL will provide the following services:

  • A personalized one-on-one Career Conversation
  • Resume-writing tips and personalized resume review
  • Job search strategies workshop
  • How to build a LinkedIn profile webinar workshop
  • Tips on how to make a great impression at a job interview
  • A Digital Badge to add clout to your online job search and a tutorial on how to use it
  • Access to a free hands-on Externship opportunity –80% of Externship candidates get hired! *
  • Access to Handshake Job Listings: Build your own profile to get matched with relevant job openings
  • The Amazon Career Choice Job Board also lists job openings by field and location.

*Externship requirements must be met; your Career Advisor will assist you.

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Your Healthcare Career Starts Here

At Governors State University School of Extended Learning (SXL), we champion adult learners and make career transitions happen. We are excited to partner with Amazon Career Choice to help you realize your ambitions and succeed in your career.


Eligible Amazon Associates can apply their Career Choice benefits to fund their Governors State University career training for the healthcare industry—its 100% virtual and led by expert instructors with real-world experience in the healthcare field.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access my Amazon Career Choice voucher?

You must request your voucher through Amazon Career Choice. You should select one of the following Governors State University programs: Clinical Medical Assistant with Externship or Medical Billing and Coding.

How much will I have to pay and when will I be billed?

Your Amazon Career Choice benefit covers 100% of the cost of this program. 

What if I change my mind? Can I get a refund?

SXL offers a special refund policy just for Amazon Career Choice associates:

  •  Student withdraws in first week of class – full refund

  • Student withdraws in second week of class, and received 90% of tuition back

  • Student withdraws in third week of class, and receives 80% of tuition back

  • No refund after third week of class

What are the minimum education requirements for these programs?

A High School diploma or GED is required to sit for the certification exams. Basic computer skills and intermediate English language fluency is also required.

Healthcare offers both.

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially.

Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. Students will learn the skills needed to solve insurance billing and coding problems, how to assign the proper codes, and the process to file claims for reimbursement.

Learn more about lab work and program details.


80 Hours over 12 weeks, 100% Virtual

This program prepares you to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certification (MBCS), National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS), and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC). 

Students will be advised as to which certification is best for them based on knowledge and career goals. Certification voucher is included and GSU offers online testing through its Testing Center.


Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8% growth in Medical Coders and Billers (Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assts) by 2029.

$37,350 is the average annual salary for the position*
*Source: O*NET OnLine


The Clinical Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. 

Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals, and outpatient facilities. 

Learn more about lab work and program details.


$2,595


This program prepares you to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Certification voucher is included.


Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 5-7% growth in Clinical Medical Assistant by 2029.

Average starting salary range $36,995-$50,580* 
*Bureau of Labor Statistics midpoint to 90th percentile



Certifications

Career Outlook

Course Details

Course Details

Certifications

Career Outlook

Medical Billing 
and Coding

Clinical Medical Assistant

Session Start Dates

2/2/222
Ann Arbor, MI
Mishawaka, IN
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, OR
Portland, OR
Austin, TX
Springfield, MO
Springfield, OR

4/6/22
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, OR
Portland, OR
Austin, TX

5/4/22
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, OR

7/27/22
Los Angeles, CA
Chicago, IL
Seattle, OR
Portland, OR
Austin, TX

Credentials

Certificate of Completion


$2,399

Program Length

Total Program Cost

Program Length

Certificate of Completion


Credentials

100 Hours over 10 weeks, 100% Virtual

Externship: 160 hours


Total Program Cost

Fill out this online program application to begin your Career Conversation with SXL’s Director of Corporate and Community Education.

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Within Career Choice, follow the steps for getting started. Select Healthcare, the Program Name, Location, and "Governors State University School of Extended Learning."

Once approved through Amazon Career Choice, submit your voucher to AmazonCC@govst.edu. Include your Name, Amazon ID, Site Code/ location, the program, and the session date you are interested in.
SXL will contact you to schedule your training.

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Session Start Dates

3/2/222
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Denver, CO
Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Mesa, AZ
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Tacoma, WA