Expanding Skills Results in Expanding Career Opportunities for Graduate
Jun 08, 2012
Belva Bodner (pictured), a graduate from the Danville, Kentucky Campus, said that she was holding back tears when she walked across the stage to receive her diploma during the campus’ graduation ceremony last month. Belva, who just completed the medical assisting degree program in May, had two reasons to celebrate - she earned her associate’s degree and she began a new career as a medical assistant for the Central Kentucky Interventional Pain Clinic in Danville.
Belva had worked as a registered X-ray technician for 37 years when she decided to return to school. “I wanted to make changes and there are places where X-ray modality requires some medical assisting skills,” she explained. She came to National College because of the small, more personal classes which she found to be less stressful.
She first began working at the Central Kentucky Interventional Pain Clinic as an extern. She said that the clinic was eager to have her begin her externship there and about half way through her placement they offered her a job.
Belva enjoys her work at the clinic as she assists the physician with a variety of pain and steroid injections. She also takes patients vitals, triages patients and works in the office scheduling appointments and handling insurance pre-certifications. She looks forward to many more rewarding years working in the medical field as she continues to grow in her career in health care.
Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)