How do you get into another job industry without experience in it?

I have a legal background as a receptionist, I want to work in a medical office and eventually become an Ophthalmic Tech. much later. But, I have no medical experience. Classes are usually in the day, I can't not work, day classes usually give intern after completion. What's the best way to try to get my foot in the door? What's the best cover letter to send that will get their attention?

Asked By: Shaybay - 7/26/2006
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If you've got receptionist experience and a good work ethic, you should be able to get on as a secretary or something in a medical office. I don't know how it is around you, but I have friends who have started working at a local hospital in the records office, and been able to take classes to further their medical... More
Answered By: inaccord18 - 7/26/2006
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I would suggest taking an admin job in a medical office, so at the very least, you can observer the settings and understand the environment and the lingo. Secondly, I would call up a medical school or even a center and ask if you can job shadow one of their techs. There may be several distance learning programs that... More
Answered By: Lifeclimber - 7/26/2006
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