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Alumni Spotlight: Medical Assistant Graduate Ashley Williams

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Starting school while caring for your family can be overwhelming. Ashley took it in stride and felt right at home during her Medical Assistant program at our Aurora campus.

She found a supportive team of instructors and classmates that helped her when she was struggling with her program. Ashley started her new job shortly after graduation and loves her new career. Her story is below.

“I thought I might want to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a nurse. But, I started having kids at a young age and got a job working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to support them. Twelve years later while pregnant with my fifth child, I decided it was time to go back to school. I found Pima Medial Institute, set up an appointment with an advisor and walked out enrolled in their Medical Assistant program.

Thinking about starting the program was scary because I hadn’t been a student since high school. But once I arrived, everyone was warm and welcoming and I felt better. I attended the evening Medical Assistant program, so after class I went directly to work, worked all night, then came home, got my older three kids off to school and came home and cared for my two younger children and studied. It was rough and I really struggled academically at times, but when you have wonderful teachers and classmates it makes it easier. I remember one day when I was at my breaking point and wanted to quit, one of my instructors took the time to talk with me and help me see that I could finish. I’m so grateful for that. I did it and my kids are so proud of me!

I didn’t have any trouble finding a job. I am currently working at Destiny Internal Medicine and my coworkers are wonderful and it feels like one big family. I just LOVE my job! If you’re looking to further your career or change your career, I really recommend going to Pima Medical. Pima Medical Institute changed my life.”

Whether you’re ready to start a new career or make a change from your current job, we’re here to welcome you to Pima Medical. Our instructors want to help you succeed not only during your program, but will provide support throughout your healthcare career. What are you waiting for? You can get started today!

June 25, 2021

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