Clinical Assistant Helps Physicians with Surgeries
May 04, 2012
“Hands-on” are the words that Angela Webb uses to best describe her medical assisting program at the Richmond Campus. “I loved the hands-on experience with the clinical classes,” she said.
Angela earned her associate’s degree in November 2011. She now works as a clinical assistant at Dermatology Associates of Kentucky, where she assists the physicians with biopsies and surgeries in three clinics.
Angela was working at a food mart when she decided to take the leap and enroll in school. “I wanted to get a better paying job,” she explained. She’d always wanted a career in health care and feels that she made the right choice by attending National.
At the end of her program, Angela was placed in an externship at a family clinic. “I gained a lot of experience from it,” she said. “I got to do more hands-on work that I really enjoyed.”
She found her job at the dermatology practice quickly after her program was complete and is grateful for the help she received from the campus’s career center. “I can support myself. I can be more independent,” she shared. “To be 23, I feel like it’s a good start.”
She feels that her career can grow in the practice where she works. Rhonda Watkins, another National College graduate (see the April 30th edition of the National News), was recently promoted to assistant manager of the Dermatology Associates of Kentucky satellite clinics. “They told us that starting out as a clinical assistant and showing your initiative to try would most definitely lead to advancement in the work place,” Angela explained.
She encourages others interested in a career in healthcare to consider National. “I recommend National to anyone who’s looking for any kind of degree in medical—whether you have experience or don’t. It’s a great college.”
Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)