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Checking All the Boxes: Stephanie Marjoras’ Phlebotomy Tech Success Story

  Stephanie Majoras worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. While she enjoyed her job and succeeded in her role, she decided to make a long-awaited career change during the pandemic. After researching career options, Stephanie decided to switch from the profession she had known her entire adult life to become a phlebotomy tech, as the field “checked all her boxes.” Since then, she took UTC’s Phlebotomy

Business, Biographies, and More: 7 CPE Beach Reads for Summer 2021

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Summer is a popular time for professionals to take time off to rejuvenate and relax. Whether you’re into biographies, business, or anything in-between, you’re sure to find an enjoyable book for your break time on our CPE instructor recommendations list! (Disclaimer: Books can be enjoyed on the beach, poolside, on the couch…wherever you find yourself relaxing this summer.) “The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt Recommended

More Than Hiring & Firing: Carrie Barham’s SHRM Success Story

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  After earning her bachelor’s degree in health services administration, Carrie Barham never expected to have built a human resources career 20 years later. Her experience working at a few health insurance companies eventually led Carrie to begin working in benefits and becoming an HR professional! Now, Carrie works at National Aerospace Solutions as a Health and Welfare administrator—and has the SHRM designation beside her name to prove that hard works pay off.    Marah: What

June 2021 Healthcare Job Opportunities 2.0

UTC CMA Course Spring 2021

Certified Nursing Assistant Many of our medical employer partners have open positions for CNAs, including: Morning Pointe Standifer Place Life Care Centers of America Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation Kindred Hospital   Clinical Medical Assistant Two of our medical employer partners often hire for CMAs: Paramount Podiatry: Email Samantha Hughes at paramountpodiatry@gmail.com for more information. Doctors Diet Program: Email Daniel Whitley at leadschattanooga@gmail.com for more information. Other open positions include: Medical Assistant, Chattanooga

Finding Success & Solutions: Satish Patel’s PMP Success Story

As a Capability Delivery Manager for Tennessee Valley Authority, Satish Patel focuses on delivering project management solutions for various units in his company. By becoming a PMP-certified leader, Satish uses what he learned throughout the certification process to find more effective and efficient solutions than ever before!  Marah: Why did you pursue the PMP certification?  Satish: Years ago, I created an individual development plan where I decided that pursuing PMP certification was one of my career goals. I knew that what I learned through certification would help

Playing 20 Questions With Emily Rakoczy: A Staff Spotlight

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    This month’s “Playing 20 Questions” blog post highlights UTC CPE’s Registration Specialist, Emily Rakoczy. She shares about her love for her work environment, reading…and, of course, a LARGE cup of tea.      1. How long have you been in your role?  Almost one year!  2. What does a “day in the life” look like for you in your role?  I come in to the office, make a cup

Preparing for a Dental Career: Nathan Wagoner’s Phlebotomy Tech Success Story

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    As a current college student studying biology, Nathan Wagoner is not waiting until after graduation to begin taking steps toward his long-term goals. Aspiring to become a dentist, Nathan decided to begin earning hands-on experience in the medical field by becoming a phlebotomy tech.       Marah: What did you enjoy most about UTC’s Phlebotomy Tech course?  Nathan: The course is very serious because you’re dealing with blood. There’s an

A Graduate With Goals: Jason Gaddy’s SHRM Success Story

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  When Jason Gaddy began undergrad at UTC in 2016, he didn’t have his heart set on a specific degree program. All Jason knew was that he enjoyed interacting with people and getting to know them on a personal level. Based off those desires, he chose to pursue a degree—and career—in human resources. After serving as a City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs intern in 2019, he became

June 2021 Healthcare Job Opportunities

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Certified Nursing Assistant Many of our medical employer partners have open positions for CNAs, including: Morning Pointe Standifer Place Life Care Centers of America Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation Kindred Hospital   Clinical Medical Assistant Two of our medical employer partners often hire for CMAs: Paramount Podiatry: Email Samantha Hughes at paramountpodiatry@gmail.com for more information. Doctors Diet Program: Email Daniel Whitley at leadschattanooga@gmail.com for more information. Other open positions

Retail and Military Experience Turned Supply Chain Career: Raul Soto’s CSCP Success Story

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  Raul Soto recently began studying supply chain in a formal setting, but he is no stranger to the supply chain field itself. For ten years, he worked in the grocery business and learned about inventory, vendor interaction, and consumer behavior. Then, his time in the U.S. Marine Corps taught him about logistics and how to prepare for logistical movements. Raul was recently featured on Chris Barnes’ Supply Chain