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Tinikia Easter is Proof You’re Never Too Old to Learn. After Earning a Certificate, She’s Now on Her Way to a Bachelor’s Degree

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Tinikia Easter earned her Medical Assistant certificate at our Aurora, Colorado Campus. Once she graduated, she enrolled in the associate degree Heath Care Administration program. Now, she is on pace to graduate in 2023 with her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration.

“I worked in home health care for many years but when I moved to Colorado my license wasn’t recognized, so I enrolled in Pima Medical Institute’s Medical Assistant (MA) program. When I started my classes, I began to doubt my decision because everyone looked so young and I thought I might be too old to learn. But, my instructor encouraged me and really helped me believe in myself. Both the classroom and externship experience prepared me for my profession. I was hired as a traveling MA. I went with a doctor to nursing homes, rehab centers and assisted living facilities and I loved it! Today I am working as an MA 2 for Centura Health in their OB/GYN department where I am a preceptor. I also serve on Centura’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion board.

Since my goal is to move into management and even eventually run my own clinic, I completed Pima Medical’s Health Care Administration (HCA) online program. At first, I was nervous about how to manage working full time while going to school. But, when other students further along in the program shared their strategies, I was able to set up a system that worked for me. I enjoyed my classes and they helped me see the other side of management. I recently started the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (BSHCA) program and who knows, I might just keep going on to a master’s.

I recommend Pima Medical to everyone! They care and go above and beyond to help their students. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”

Whether you’re looking for a ground campus program or one of our 100% online programs, it’s time to get started on your health care career journey.

February 11, 2022

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