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Meet Our Instructor - Deanna Young
Meet Our Instructor - Deanna Young

Knowledgeable, adaptable, and reliable, Deanna is thankful to have a career that combines her two greatest passions: teaching and the medical field. She is a Certified Medical Assistant (NHA Certified) and holds an Associate in Applied Science degree from Rockford Career College. From July 2015 to November 2020, Deanna worked at Crusader Community Health and loved every second of it.

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Giving Thanks to Medical Professionals
Giving Thanks to Medical Professionals

Every Thanksgiving, you look forward to sharing dinner with family and friends. This year, less people are at the table because they couldn't travel. Instead of discussing their aspirations, accomplishments, and stories from the last few months, everyone is wondering what's open and where they can buy hand sanitizer. That's when you chime in.

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant
A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

Were you ever given a group project in school but found you were the only one doing all the work? Tasks are easier when you have someone you can count on, whether it be a friend, family member, or coworker. The same holds true for the medical field. As experienced and knowledgeable as doctors and surgeons are, they can't run their practices by themselves. That's where medical assistants like me come in.

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Graduate Highlight - Jonna Klapp - Medical Assistant
Graduate Highlight - Jonna Klapp - Medical Assistant

You've been dreaming of that perfect career for years now. You know exactly what company you would like to employ you, what area you want to specialize in, and what school you hope to attend. The only question left is, when will you start?

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The NOT-TO-DO LIST Medical Assistant
The NOT-TO-DO LIST

I didn’t understand why I wasn’t accomplishing my major goals. I thought I was doing it right, according to the supposed “goal rules.” I was setting tangible goals, writing them down, going over my list in the morning, etc.

Why wasn’t I able to find time to go to school? I quit after a week. I wanted to start a new career – I really did. Then a friend told me to keep a list for a week of what I was actually doing. Bingo. Here is what I found out:

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Graduate Highlight - Medical Assistant Program - Chelsea Vronch
Graduate Highlight - Medical Assistant Program - Chelsea Vronch

Even when Chelsea Vronch felt that the coursework was challenging, she kept persevering. “I would tell anyone that you just have to stick to it and work hard, even when it gets difficult,” she says. “You won't regret the outcome.”

Caring for others makes medical assisting a rewarding career, but why else do students choose it?
Rockford Career College graduates tell us there are many reasons to love this occupation. Here are just a few of the most commonly mentioned:

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