When asked why she chose to attend West Virginia Junior College to pursue an education in Medical Assisting, Kayla Giles said, “because I have always wanted to be a doctor, but life happened and I had to make other plans, so becoming a Medical Assistant seemed like the next best thing.”
“I chose WVJC because of its convenient location and its flexibility with my full time work schedule. I love that the teachers always helped me with any problem, whether at school, home, or work. They all truly care about us” said Kayla.
Kayla was hired and has been working as a Medical Assistant at Dr. Paine’s office where she completed her externship, which is part of the Medical Assisting program.
Kayla’s advice to new students would be to “take school seriously. It’s not high school where you can goof off and still get by. This is on-the-job training. It matters.”
Kayla would like thank EVERYBODY, literally. “The teachers were amazing, the president(s) of the school were always helpful, and my class mates always helped make the day better. My boyfriend and my family were also very supportive. They always want me to do well.”