For some reason, I'm unable to reply to comments that readers have left. I've gotten a couple comments lately about the role of QAer. I've published those comments on the correct pages (links open in new window). Consider this the response to both comments.
QAers do get certified. The only roles at Epic that don't begin with certification starting at week 2 are Culinary and Facilities/Maintenance.
There's nothing stopping an ex-QAer from consulting after leaving Epic. As long as you can sell your experience and nail the interviews, you'll be fine and well on your way to making 2-3 times what you will make at Epic.
To that end, highlight your build experience. As a QAer, you'll be building a lot of records as you test new functionality. Highlight your troubleshooting capabilities--you'll be expected to do some light troubleshooting as you test, but the harder issues you'll just send back to the developer to fix. Be honest about what you can troubleshoot. Interviewers are generally more interested in hearing that you know problem solving techniques than that you know the exact steps to go through to fix something.
Go on as many go-lives as you can talk your TL in to. Face time with end users has provided some of my best answers to interview questions.
Unfortunately, my experience is more closely tied to Technical Services and Implementation than to Quality Assurance. I can't provide more direct feedback, but as a general rule, sell your soft skills (the other stuff that isn't necessarily Epic-application specific) and you'll be fine.