Medical Assistant, Lansing Campus
Mark had a good job in the Quality department of a company before the company hit hard times and his job was eliminated. Instead of returning to office work, he decided to get new skills and go into a field that was more interesting to him. After completing his Medical Assistant program, he was placed in an externship at a Pain Management Center.
“I really liked the patient experience, but I also really enjoy teaching – seeing the light bulb go on for somebody when they understand something. It would be great to be able to combine both being in the field and teaching.”
“I was working in a factory for 13 years when I got laid off. I needed to do something totally different and I started at Career Quest. Now I’m teaching here. I love it.”
Mark’s advice for other students: “If this is the right path for you, you WILL succeed. The program is very hands-on; you just need to stick with it. I’ve done it, so I know you can too.”