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College, Confidence, and a Certification: Billee Lassiter’s CMA Success Story

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    Early in high school, Billee Lassiter knew she was interested in pursuing a healthcare career—possibly as an obstetrician. After coming to UTC and declaring a biochemistry major, she began researching how she could earn the required patient care hours for medical school. As Billee discovered that CMAs work alongside doctors and communicate with patients, she decided that she wanted to acquire her CMA certification. She enrolled in UTC’s Clinical Medical Assistant Academy, earned her CCMA certification, and is one step

A “Heart” for Healthcare: Shelby Harvey’s CMA Success Story

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  After spending time in a hospital as a Red Cross volunteer, Shelby Harvey quickly realized she wanted to work in healthcare. Her interest in cardiovascular health began to grow as she learned more about the human heart.   With hopes of pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant (PA), Shelby decided it would be wise to begin earning patient care hours for her PA school applications. After transferring to UTC in Fall 2020, she heard

A Call to Care: Heather Morrison’s CNA Success Story

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  After working as a long-term caregiver for over a year, Heather Morrison knew that she wanted to pursue a career focused on helping others. Before taking the full leap into healthcare, she decided to move forward with a small stepping stone—ensuring she was on the right route for her—by becoming a certified nursing assistant! Now, Heather is working at Parkridge as a CNA and using what she learned in UTC’s course in

Checking All the Boxes: Stephanie Majoras’ 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

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

UPS Driver Turned Healthcare Worker: Hal Wright’s CNA Success Story

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  While working as a UPS driver, Hal Wright served on UPS’s health and safety committee. During that time, Hal researched ways to improve the health and well-being of the drivers and realized that he enjoyed learning about healthcare. He decided to go back to school and become an RN, and in his pursuit of gaining experience for an RN program, decided to take UTC’s Certified Nursing Assistant course! Interestingly enough,

Honoring Mom Through Hospice Care: Diana Buchanan’s CNA Success Story

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  After earning more than a decade of experience in insurance, Diana Buchanan ended her time in the field when her mother began hospice care. After her mother passed away eight months ago, Diana and her husband had a life-changing conversation. Their discussion made Diana realize that she wanted to give back to others like her mother’s nurses did. She decided to honor her mom and start a career in healthcare, and she recently began a job at Siskin Hospital as a CNA!    Marah: How did you find out about UTC’s Certified

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

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