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Alumni Spotlight: Health Care Administration Graduate Jessica Meyer

Posted: February 26, 2021 by Stephanie Lema
Health Care Administration associate degree graduate smiling.
Health Care Administration associate degree graduate, Jessica Meyer.
 


Jessica was a stay-at-home mom and ready to start a career in health care. Her past experience with college ended in failure and she had a fear of returning to the classroom. With support from her husband and the Pima Medical family at our East Valley campus, Jessica not only graduated from the Health Care Administration Certificate program (formerly called Medical Administrative Assistant), she went on to complete her associate degree in Health Care Administration.
 
Here is her story.

Photo of Pima Medical graduate Jessica Meyer working as a medical administrative assistant. As a Pima Medical graduate, Jessica is applying her education and skills on the job.
“I was a stay-at-home mother of three looking for a career in the medical field. We had been living paycheck to paycheck and I knew if I wanted more than a minimum wage job I would need an education. I had tried college before and flunked out, so I was so afraid of failing and kept making excuses. After seeing a Pima Medical Institute TV ad, my husband set up a campus tour without telling me and took me as a surprise. My admissions advisor, Robert, answered all my questions and helped me enroll in the Medical Administrative Assistant program. He turned out to be my biggest cheerleader throughout my journey there. 

Pima Medical is a family. They care about every single student in that facility. This girl who barely made it through high school and flunked out of college classes three times, graduated with a 4.0 and then went on to complete the Health Care Administration associate degree. I was offered a full-time position at a primary care office where I had done my externship. While being a mom, going to school, working fulltime and dealing with COVID, I completed my associate degree with a 3.4 GPA. I recently took a new job at a chiropractic office where I am applying much of what I learned in my HCA program. I have a career I love and within the next year, I hope to begin the Health Care Administration bachelor’s degree program.

I am teaching my girls that you have to work hard for what you want. My daughter had to write a letter for school about her hero. She chose me because even though I was scared to go back to school, I did it! I kept that letter in the front of my binder throughout my entire school process.

I am so grateful for Pima Medical Institute!”

Is a career in health care calling you? At Pima Medical Institute, you can begin your career in as little as nine months. With hybrid learning environments and hands-on experience in clinical settings, you will graduate ready to hit the ground running. Learn more now.
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