New Degrees Give Graduate a New Career
Jun 25, 2012
Jaclyn Engle was a stay-at-home mom but she decided that she wanted to be able to provide more for her children. She heard about National College through a family member and decided to enroll in the Pikeville Campus so she could work to make a change.
Jaclyn originally chose the phlebotomy certificate program but later decided that she would like to earn a degree. She graduated from the phlebotomy program in 2009 and began the medical assisting associate’s degree program shortly thereafter.
The small class sizes at National were just what she was looking for and she found all of her instructors to be very knowledgeable. During her final term she worked as an extern for a local doctor’s office and she was able to use the skills she had learned in the classroom in a real world setting.
“National has not only given me an education and the experience I need to be the best at my job but also a family that will always be there cheering me on, every step of the way,” she says enthusiastically about her experience as a student.
Now Jaclyn is employed as a medical assistant at the local hospital and her family couldn’t be more proud of her. “My family loves that I went above and beyond as a single mother and overcame obstacles to reach my ultimate goals,” she shared. Jaclyn plans to continue working as a medical assistant until her son begins school and then come back to National and enroll in the Nursing program.
Medical: Phlebotomy - Diploma/Certificate (PBY)
Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)