Amanda Surace isn't your typical person looking to start a career as a Medical Assistant - but then again, maybe she is...
Amanda is exceptionally well qualified in areas outside healthcare. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education and has taught music to children at the Ardis Music Studio where she worked part-time, as well as teaching public school, private school, and Sunday school classes.
However she found that her main area of qualification no longer had the same employment opportunities that it once did, and with a family to support she went online to research new career opportunities. Having already known several people working in healthcare, four of which were Medical Assistants, it was only natural that she decided to look into Medical Assisting.
Luckily for her, she is quite good at online research and quickly discovered that she needed to find a school which was CAAHEP accredited, and this led her to the AAMA and ultimately to win their F.A. Davis Award with her video landing her a $500 scholarship towards her Medical Assisting course at Tri-C which will see her graduate in December this year.
Amanda was very excited when she discovered that she had won the scholarship saying “This little music geek is about to get a career in the science industry, a field I thought I was no good at in high school! As you can tell, I’m kind of overwhelmed by it in a good way!”
Amanda's story is an inspirational one, as is her video above.
We wish you all the best in your new career Amanda, and hope that other people who are looking for a change will find the motivation that you have clearly demonstrated.
If you would like more information about Tri-C then watch the Cuyahoga Community College Medical Assisting Program promotional video below:
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