Working in the field, Amanda had experience
but lacked credentials
Amanda Boucher is a single mother raising a ten-year old son while working full-time in the Medical Billing and Coding field. Despite her experience, she felt she needed something extra to prove herself in the industry.
Amanda decided to enroll in Penn Foster's Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma program. Facing the COVID-19 pandemic and personal struggles, Amanda persevered and completed the program over a two-year time span, working with Penn Foster's expansive team of instructors to give her the time she needed to graduate.
After earning her diploma, Amanda took the Certified Professional Coder certification exam and passed on her first attempt. Now armed with a DEAC-accredited diploma and her CPC certification, Amanda received a raise at work and now has confidence in knowing she is an asset to her company. The impact has carried over to her local community, as Amanda and her son volunteer to raise awareness of ADHD and its effect on quality of life through early diagnosis in girls. As a woman who was not diagnosed until the age of 29, Amanda knows she can make a difference to decrease the stigmatization of ADHD diagnosis for the next generation of both girls and boys.
"I have never done as well in an education course as I did with the program at Penn Foster. They were always very accommodating. I honestly don't think I could have made a better decision for where I'm at in my life right now."