Coming here after I was laid off at my job actually gave me an appetite for more education.
Career Quest Learning Centers Front Line Feature: Meet Kimberly
Posted: May 19, 2020
Things can get pretty crazy graduating during the middle of a global health pandemic. For Career Quest Learning Centers medical assistant graduate Kimberly, this is the situation that she faced.
Medical professionals, like medical assistants, are deemed as essential workers. For people like Kimberly, work didn’t stop when the stay-at-home orders were initiated. In fact, it got a little more intense. “I’ve been working more, but knowing it’s for a good cause, I don’t mind,” says Kimberly.
Kimberly works for the Great Lakes Center of Rheumatology as a medical assistant. “I’ve worked all over the building and it is by far the best job I’ve ever had,” she says. “I’ve learned so much working here.”
Her favorite part about what she does is seeing the happiness of her patients when they’re treated. Kimberly says her daughter was her main motivation throughout school.
“I was motivated to make a better life for my daughter and for myself.”
To excel in the healthcare field, you have to have continued enthusiasm to help others. Kimberly has some advice for those who are looking to pursue a similar career.
“We think of this as ‘we’ instead of ‘me’. We are all in this together. If you have a passion for it, do it. There’s no need to live in fear.”
Here at Career Quest, we like to think of ourselves as “we,” too. Our Career Quest community extends beyond the classroom to our compassionate and caring pool of graduates, such as Kimberly. Dedicated and passionate students like her embody what our institution is all about! Thank you for all you do, Kimberly!