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Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Colleen Phillips

CHARLESTON, WV – When Colleen Phillips finished her last day of school on June 20, she was confident she would be prepared for a great career. She had been studying to become a certified medical assistant at West Virginia Junior College – Charleston and is ready to put her skill set to good use.

Colleen decided to attend West Virginia Junior College for a few reasons. First, it was easily accessible to her busy schedule as a wife and mother. She also said the price was right. “I had spent a lot of time being unhappy at a previous job, and I wanted to do something about it” Colleen stated. After meeting with an admissions representative, she knew she was making a good choice.

Colleen pursued a degree in Medical Assisting for a variety of reasons, but one of the biggest factors was past health problems she had suffered herself. She also found the subject to be extremely interesting and was looking forward to being able to help others.

When asked what her favorite part of WVJC was, she immediately responded “the teachers”. “Everyone around the school is so great and will bend over backwards to make sure you succeed as a student. They are willing to work one-on-one with you and ensure that classes are passed.”

The most exciting part of graduating for Colleen is finally being able to get a job in the medical field. She is looking forward to getting to work and helping others. Colleen would like to specially thank her husband for his support while she continued her education.