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His Goal Was to Work In A Field Where He Could Make a Difference

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Gregory Hvizdak and his brother were in search of rewarding careers, not just jobs. They moved to Seattle, and after Hvizdak’s brother completed a program with Pima Medical Institute, he started on his own journey by starting the Dental Assistant certificate program. He’s now on his way to advancing his current career with his sights set on dental hygiene.

Here’s his story.

“My brother and I moved to Seattle to try and find jobs that would not only help us financially, but grow into future careers. We both yearned for a career where we could make a difference, but a year later we were both working bland jobs that were full of stress. After investing time researching, we decided Pima Medical Institute was a way to help us succeed at our goals. I let my brother go first, and once he graduated from his program, I began the Dental Assistant program.

I enjoyed my experience as a student, but it was challenging for me. I worked nights at the post office and would start at 8 p.m. and work until they let us go home, often a 12-15 hour shift. I grabbed a few hours of sleep here and there during the week and slept all weekend. But, I felt like the instructors wanted to see us succeed and the program made me feel as though my life had meaning again. One of the things I appreciated the most was all the hands-on practice. I was well prepared for my career and hit the ground running.

I am working as a Dental Assistant, keeping up to date with proper dental protocols and becoming a part of the American Dental Assistants Association. Through my employer, HealthPoint, I acquired a scholarship for continuing education. I now have my sights set on returning to Pima Medical Institute to become a Dental Hygienist.

Making patients smile and be at ease always makes me feel fulfilled. Thank you Pima Medical for believing in me and helping me see my potential.

Are you looking for a career that makes a difference? Check out Pima Medical now!

April 5, 2024

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