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Alumni Spotlight: Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Graduate Kayla Sigler

Posted: July 16, 2021 by Stephanie Lema
Photo of Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences graduate, Kayla Sigler.
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences graduate, Kayla Sigler.
 


Kayla worked in radiography for many years when she decided to return to school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) degree online. Her decision to pursue her education didn’t go unnoticed and her supervisor promoted her to Center Manager.
 
Kayla oversees three imaging centers and a team of 20 employees. Her program courses provided her the tools and knowledge she applies at work. Her story in her own words is below.
 
 “In the late 80's right after completing high school, I enrolled in a hospital based X-ray technologist certificate program. I found out I was pretty good at it and worked in hospital settings over the years while I raised my family. Around 2007, I started finding myself in supervisory roles and decided to continue my education by getting my associate degree. This turned out to be harder than I thought. After lots of research, taking classes and being rejected by a local community college, I gave up and walked away. In 2019, I received a postcard from Pima Medical Institute about their Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) online program. On a whim, I contacted them and sent my transcripts and, gratefully, they accepted me into their BSRS program.
 
At first I was intimidated because I was older and had never been a good student, but I am finishing my bachelor's with a 4.0 GPA. I have been working full time and even taking on management responsibilities while in the program. Most weekends are spent doing homework, but it's all for a greater good. I have to keep the prize in mind and it's not like it's a four-year program, it was only 14 months of my life!
 
I am currently a Center Manager over three imaging centers, supervising 20 employees. I had been overlooked for this position for years, but when my new supervisor heard I was pursuing my bachelor's she noticed my value and promoted me. Many of my courses, like those on ethics and compliance, have been very helpful in my administrative role. Pima Medical offers a great program to complete your bachelor's degree and I have been encouraging others to attend. You just can't go far without education.”
 
Kayla was ready for more. Earning her bachelor’s degree online was the right choice for her career growth. Like Kayla, you can continue to work while you complete your coursework online. What are you waiting for? We’re ready to help you get started today.
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