Graduate Appreciates Faculty and Staff that Were Key to her Employment Success
Aug 06, 2012
Althea Lear, a graduate from the Danville, Kentucky Campus who earned her medical billing and coding diploma and an associate’s degree in medical assisting, has been hired by Dr. Thomas Coburn in Wilmore, Kentucky. “The opportunity is there. It’s just getting in that door,” said Althea, who found her training at National College to be the key to her employment success.
Althea was laid off from her job as a document processor and knew that she needed career training to bring her more job security for the future. “Being a single parent I had to start making some money some way and I knew that this was the best time to do it,” she explained.
When Althea came to visit the school she was so impressed by the friendly and helpful staff that she enrolled and took her placement test that day. “From that day on—if I need anything they were there,” she said, adding that the staff and faculty go out of their way to help any student who is experiencing difficulty of any kind.
Althea said the flexible class schedule that she had at National worked with her busy life. “If you have a family or you’re a single parent this is the best place in the world.” She also liked setting a good example for her 10-year-old son. “We have this little competition of who has the best grades.”
Althea said that although she’s thrilled to have earned her degree she is going to miss the staff, faculty, and fellow students that she’s gotten to know at National. “I get emotional when I talk about leaving the school. I miss them they’re like my family.”
Althea is enjoying her wide variety of duties as a registered medical assistant in the small, family-oriented office. She works both in the front office where she performs administrative work and in the clinical side of the office where she’s taking vitals and giving injections. “The patients are wonderful. From the time I walk in the door until the time I’m done, it’s been a great day,” she said of her new career.
Medical: Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma (MCD)
Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)