Tammi Oberlin

Medical Assistant, Lansing Campus
Tammi Oberlin was a successful business person when she decided she just wasn’t happy in her job and wanted to do something she really loved. She had been in sales and even ran a salon business but she had been putting off a dream. It was time to take up that dream and pursue her goal of working in Healthcare.
Tammi did research on schools and considered three different options, including a local community college and another technical program. She chose Career Quest. One of the reasons she liked the program from the beginning was a feeling that the admissions representative was really interested in her personal goals. She was given options and never felt any pressure to decide.
“My husband and I were looking at buying a new house and it meant I would need to stay in the job I had for at least another year if not more. But that wasn’t what I wanted to be doing and I was unhappy. Fortunately, my husband was very supportive. Together, we decided it was a good time for me to go back to school to be able to do something that I really loved. And now that I’m ready to graduate, I feel that everything was worth it.”
Tammi recently completed her field experience, an externship, by working in the emergency room of a local Lansing Hospital. She says she probably couldn’t have asked for a job with more variety of experience in a short amount of time. Tammi saw everything from bone breaks to drug overdose treatment and even used her CPR skills – twice!
Now that she’s had a taste of the medical field, Tammi says there is no going back. She’s hooked on working in a career she loves.

“If it’s something you have a passion for, you have to follow your heart.”


“Don’t be afraid. They have thought of everything in this school to make it so that you succeed."


“Half of my staff is made up of Career Quest graduates. Career Quest has played a huge role in the success of my business.”