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Alumni Spotlight: Martha Elizarraraz

Posted: January 29, 2021 by Diane Smith
Photo of Martha Elizarraraz, graduate of Pima Medical Institute's Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program.
Mesa Campus Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate Martha Elizarraraz
 


Martha Elizarraraz is a 2019 occupational therapy assistant graduate. She enrolled in the program at our Mesa campus after deciding to pursue her future and a new career. Now working in the field, she says her career choice helped her fulfill her dream and help others live a better life.
 
Here’s her inspiring story.

“I was working as a licensed insurance agent when I decided to pursue my future and a new career. I had heard of occupational therapy and knew it was a profession where I would be able to give someone the gift of living their absolute best life as independently as possible. That is what I wanted to do. I researched and found Pima Medical Institute’s two-year Occupational Therapy Assistant program, toured the campus and applied that same day.

For nearly two years, I exhaustingly worked two jobs to afford my tuition, rent and other bills while going to school full time, and I may have shed a few tears on my flashcards when studying. However, my instructors, staff and classmates at Pima Medical were incredibly supportive and helpful toward my success and I did it!

By the time graduation came around, I had four job offers from networking and fieldwork sites. I accepted a position working at Encompass Health Rehab Hospital, working mainly with Theracare Pediatric Services.

We are a community of gifted individuals with hearts that believe the purpose of being in the medical field is to serve the greater good of humanity. I am so thankful for the opportunities Pima Medical provided to help me succeed and achieve my dreams. I am proud to be a graduate of Pima Medical Institute and my future goal is to open my own pediatric clinic.”

Are you patient, compassionate and reliable? Are you looking for a fulfilling career helping others? The Occupational Therapy Assistant program might be the perfect fit.  
 
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