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Medical Assisting Student Gaining Valuable Experience at Assisted Living Facility

Nov 04, 2014

Tracey Noe, a student in the medical assisting and medical billing and coding programs at the Richmond Campus, is gaining valuable experience in her field working as the receptionist at Arcadian Cove, an assisted living facility.

“I have a soft spot for seniors,” explained Tracey, who has a wide variety of duties, including administrative work, assisting with activities for the facility’s residents, and helping to coordinate events for the community.

Although she won’t graduate until early 2016, Tracey has already taken advantage of workshops offered by the career center at the Richmond Campus.  She feels that the skills that she gained in the workshops helped her land the job at Arcadian Cove.  “I’m a really shy person,” said Tracey.  “The workshops that they do help with interviewing skills, which helped me tremendously when I interviewed here.”

“She’s a self-motivator.  She has a lot of initiative and she’s a quick learner,” said. Chris Wright, Arcadian Cove administrator who hired Tracey.  “She’s very knowledgeable on how our computer systems work.  There’s not anything that I show her that she can’t do, so we’re really, really happy to have her.”

Tracey, who was a stay at home mom before coming to American National University, feels that her job at Arcadian Cove and her classes at National are preparing her well for the future.  “I feel better about myself already just going to school and knowing that I have done something to better myself,” said Tracey.  “[With a degree] you have more job offers; you have more opportunities; you have more advancement.”

A-Tracey Noe was hired as a receptionist at Arcadian Cove, an assisted living facility, after participating in a American National University Career Center workshop.


B-Aracadian Cove administrator Chris Wright (right) has been impressed with student Tracey Noe's skills and work ethic.

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tags: Medical: Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma (MCD) Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)