Crystal Conner, a Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology medical office administrator graduate, had to make the tough decision between majoring in Medical Assisting or Medical Office Administration.
She decided that since she likes working with computers and has a compassion for people, that the Medical Office Administration program was the best way to utilize her skills.
“I can work alone or with a group and working in a medical office allows me to use that skill,” Crystal said.
Her favorite part of the program was that they classes always kept her interested and were exciting.
“The instructors kept the classes alive, but also were very strongly knowledgeable on the courses that they were teaching,” she said.
Outside of the classroom, Crystal’s favorite part of attending PIHT was making so many new friends.
“The people at PIHT are such fun, outgoing people who helped me bust out of my shyness and be more open with people,” Crystal said. “I always had fun with the friends I already had and the new ones that I have gained.”
Since she has graduated, Crystal has gotten a job she’s very excited about.
“It’s everything that I ever wanted – to be successful and make a better life for myself,” she said. “I can now work in any type of medical office field area and other different office areas, as well. Having a new career is a big achievement to me, it proves that I worked hard and was dedicated to making a better life for myself that I can be happy and proud of.”
Crystal’s new career have given her a big boost of self-confidence.
“I was very quiet when I first started school, but toward the end I was more talkative and more confident in myself,” she said. “My new career has made a stronger person and made me see that all possible outcomes are possible for obtaining.”
Crystal has many people she’d like to thank for their support throughout her time in school.
“I would like to thank my mom and dad – they were my biggest support team and without them I wouldn’t have the career that I have now,” she said. “I would like to thank them for pushing me through school so that I could have a good life.
“I would also like to thank my best friend Maria Fiano for being there whenever I had a problem and helping me in the classes that we shared. Another person I would like to thank is Tina Donaldson – she was always there to help me from day one, she has become a good friend to me. I would also like to thank all the instructors for all of their help and for their time they put into teaching me what I needed to know for my career. Lastly I would like to thank the friends I have made at PIHT, without all of them I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through everything.”
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