I tried community college and it was not for me; I was just overwhelmed. At Career Quest, it was almost like a family.
Career Quest Learning Centers Front Line Feature: Meet Career Quest Graduate Brandi
Posted: May 19, 2020
Brandi is a graduate of both the medical assistant certificate program and medical office administration AAS degree program at Career Quest. Due to the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been spreading throughout the country, Brandi was faced with a difficult task.
When the virus hit, she was quickly trained to treat patients. “I was able to get into a Wayne County COVID-19 hospital to take care of positive patients,” Brandi says. Although it’s hard work, she says it’s rewarding.
“I love working with them, watching their recovery, and being able to see them go home to their families.”
Wayne County was known as a “hot spot” in the United States, with the county consisting of the most COVID-19 positive cases in the state.
If the recent health crisis has piqued your interest in the medical field, Brandi has some advice for you. “Never give up; it’s worth it to follow your dreams,” she says. “For anyone who knows me, they know that if I can do this, then you can too.”
Throughout her career training program, Brandi says that it was the support from her peers, staff, and faculty that brought her to her success. “I would have given up. They gave me hope.”
Through hard work and determination, Brandi completed her career training program at Career Quest and quickly began her new career. Before pivoting to work with COVID-19 patients, Brandi enjoyed working in pediatrics. “I love watching the children grow up. We get them from the time they’re a newborn in the hospital all the way up until age 19,” she says.
The Career Quest community couldn’t be prouder of our students and graduates who are essential workers during this difficult time—even though we’re not surprised they’re rising to the challenge! Best wishes to the frontline workers in the healthcare field!