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From Child Care to Clinicals: David Krueger’s Phlebotomy Tech Success Story

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  As a day care teacher, David Krueger spent his time creating lesson plans and reading stories to his students. While he enjoyed the eight years he spent in the child care field, David wanted a career change and was interested in healthcare. He knew doctors who suggested that he look into pursuing phlebotomy tech because it’s a great way to learn foundational medical field skills. David had a friend who completed UTC’s Phlebotomy Tech course and encouraged

Clinical Externship Required Documentation

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Congrats on enrolling in UTC’s Medical Academy! As part of our course curriculum, we offer externship opportunities to those in our CNA, CMA, Pharmacy Tech, and Phlebotomy Tech courses. Externships allow students to gain valuable, practical experience in their field.   Outlined below are a few pieces of information that some facilities may require as part of your participation. While you may not be required to provide all this information for every facility, a majority

A Heart for Healthcare: Victoria Graham’s CMA Success Story

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  After working as a CNA in high school, Victoria Graham knew that healthcare was exactly where she wanted to be. She enjoyed her time serving on the Red Cross disaster relief team and later working as the office manager at her husband’s dental practice, but she itched to work directly with patients again. With the current COVID circumstances and shortage of healthcare workers, Victoria wanted to begin working

January 2021 Healthcare Job Opportunities

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Certified Nursing Assistant Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Instead Senior Care Certified Nursing Assistant, National HealthCare Corporation Certified Nursing Assistant, Soddy-Daisy HealthCare Center Certified Nursing Assistant, The Health Center at Standifer Place   Clinical Medical Assistant Certified Medical Assistant, Highland Pediatrics Medical Assistant, Memorial Hospital Medical Assistant, HCA Healthcare Medical Assistant, Erlanger Health System Certified Medical Assistant, CHI Memorial Medical Group   Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Office Specialist, Parkridge Medical

Student Success Story: Laura Bramell, Medical Billing & Coding

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Laura Bramell’s story is one full of beautiful optimism and hope. She has never let living with Asperger’s syndrome stop her from accomplishing her goals. Laura has faced other challenges throughout her life; for example, five years ago, she started suffering from horrible migraines. The 24/7 headache tensions would often leave her bedridden for days at a time. But, with the help of incredible doctors and her own determination,

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Student Success Story: Chris Donahue, CMA

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    After a life-changing event, Chris Donahue experienced an epiphany regarding his career. He realized he wanted an occupation where he could help others and make a difference in the world. Chris decided to transition into working in healthcare, and his journey began when he enrolled in UTC’s Clinical Medical Assistant course.   Marah: Why did you choose UTC’s Clinical Medical Assistant course over other similar courses? Chris:

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December 2020 Job Opportunities

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Clinical Medical Assistant Certified Medical Assistant, CHI Memorial Chest and Lung Cancer Center Medical Assistant, Center for Sports Medicine Certified Medical Assistant, CHI Memorial Medical Group Medical Assistant, HCA Healthcare Medical Assistant PRN, American Family Care   Pharmacy Tech Pharmacy Technician, CVS Health Pharmacy Technician, Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy Technician/Pharm Tech Apprenticeship, Walgreens Certified Pharmacy Technician, CHI Memorial Chattanooga   Medical Billing & Coding Central Access Specialist, Erlanger Baroness Hospital

Student Success Story: Brittney Wooten, Pharmacy Tech

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  When the pandemic forced Brittney Wooten’s employer, a local preschool, to close, she didn’t become discouraged. Instead, she saw an opportunity to make a career change. Brittney had always wanted to work in healthcare, so she decided to find a program she could complete quickly. After discovering UTC’s Pharmacy Tech Academy during an online search, she made the choice to enroll. Brittney completed the course, interned at Parkridge,

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Student Success Story: Alison Sparks, Medical Billing & Coding

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  When a friend in nursing school needed a “guinea pig” to practice nursing assessments, Alison Sparks was more than happy to help. What started out as a kind gesture turned into something more as Alison’s interest in the medical field grew. She ended up taking a few healthcare courses and, as a business-minded individual, immensely enjoyed learning about coding and insurance. Alison has worked in a variety of

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Student Success Story: Jessica Lowrance, Phlebotomy Tech

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  Born and raised in Tennessee, Jessica Lowrance has always loved her Chattanooga roots. After taking time off from school to work in retail management and the food industry, Jessica decided to search for an alternative job. She wanted to not only earn a paycheck but also begin a career she would be passionate about. After stumbling upon UTC’s Phlebotomy Tech Academy, she ended up taking the course, earning

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