I want to know who I am in this world and what difference I can make.
Student Feature: Meet Charlotte R.
Posted: October 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has acted as motivation for many people to seek out a career helping others in healthcare. This was the case for Career Quest Medical Assistant student Charlotte R., who decided to add to her credentials by going back to school to become a medical assistant.
“I’m very happy being a self-employed massage therapist,” says Charlotte. “I have a wonderful office in downtown Tecumseh, MI. I’m not going to give that up. But the coronavirus shutdown made me realize how much I needed to be able to help people. Biology, anatomy, physiology, and all aspects of the medical field have always been a passion for me. I needed to be able to help people through this.”
During the early months of the pandemic there was a three month shutdown for massage therapists, and this is when Charlotte decided it was time to go back to school. She hopes to find a job near Chelsea, MI at a hospital, or perhaps something in pulmonary care after she graduates. When asked what she enjoys about her educational experience so far, she said “I enjoy learning everything! I was even thinking this morning how I adore being able to do this all online, because I can go at my own pace to an extent, and there’s not many group projects.” Like the healthcare industry, the traditional classroom has had to be modified to reflect proper safety protocols due to COVID-19. Charlotte and her peers are a part of some of the first students in Career Quest’s online programs. Her advice to others thinking about returning to school for a career in healthcare is “Change is good.
Don’t let fear get in your way.” So true, Charlotte! Career Quest thanks you for your sacrifices and all of your hard work.