Are you currently a coding student? Are you nearing graduation? Are you waiting until you graduate to look for a job? If you answered yes to any of the above, I ask you, why wait? Start applying for coding jobs now.
We all know it can be hard to get that first coding job or even to land in an entry-level position. So if you can make it work, I recommend applying for any job now that will boost your chances of moving into a coding position. That might mean working as a file clerk or scanner (someone who scans in medical record documentation into the hospital's imaging system). Anything that will get you closer than you are today to being a coder.
If you start now you will also find that you won't be competing with your fellow graduates for the same jobs come graduation day. And for all you kinesthetic (learn-by-doing) learners out there, you may find it will help you piece together the puzzle we call health care revenue. In other words, you'll get experience!
So take this time to get a leg up on your coding career and get started! Good luck!