Medical Assistants are the heart of healthcare. They are there to provide a comforting presence to their patients and assist the medical team. Being a medical assistant is a challenging and rewarding career, but before one can become a Certified Medical Assistant, they must learn the skills necessary to provide their patients with the best care.
At South Texas Vocational Technical Institute we get the opportunity to teach and guide some of the most amazing students. Being that this past week was Medical Assistants Recognition Week, we took the time to talk to some of our Medical Assisting students about their choice of career path.
When asked, STVT students had many different reasons why they chose the Medical Assisting program. Reasons like Laura Moya, Medical Assisting student, at our Weslaco location. “I’ve always been in the business of helping people. Before receiving my Texas residency, I would volunteer at a nursing home helping LVN’s with patients.” says Moya. After receiving her residency, Moya says she jumped on the opportunity to start her career and enrolled at South Texas Vo-Tech. Medical Assisting student at our McAllen location, Juan Alvarez, chose Medical Assisting because he wants to help people and he’s looking forward to climbing the ladder. Alvarez says, “I am looking further, not just becoming a medical assistant, but one day a surgeon.” MA student Monica Buentello at our Corpus Christi campus, chose Medical Assisting because she wanted to “make a difference in a person’s life.”
Training to be a medical assistant can be a demanding, but fulfilling endeavor. While there are many reasons that would make someone a great medical assistant. We asked some of our MA students what they would say to someone who is thinking about a career in the field. Damien Bernard from our Brownsville location said that he would tell anyone who is thinking about medical assisting as a career to “go for it.” “It would be a great learning experience and if you continue school it will come easy,” says Bernard. MA student, Griselda Ponce, from our Weslaco location believes, “If you are a hands-on learner and have a desire to help people, then this field is for you.”
Medical Assistants Recognition Week celebrations may have come to an end, but we continue to be extremely proud of all of our students in the Medical Assisting program at each of our STVT campuses. Their on-going success will always remain our top priority, as it is for every one of our STVT students.
Are you interested in becoming a medical assistant? Fill out the form below to request info about the Medical Assisting program at the location closest to you.
Written by: Jennifer Robinson, Social Media Coordinator/Blog Editor – South Texas Vocational Technical Institute