Graduate Highlight - Medical Assistant Program - Amanda Bumpus

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Graduate Highlight - Medical Assistant Program - Amanda Bumpus
Posted by Marie
On January 10, 2019
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Amanda Bumpus became a medical assistant despite discovering that she had cancer. “It's never too late to follow your dreams,” she says.

Have you ever felt like you had to give up on your dreams? Maybe you think that you are too busy, unprepared, or inexperienced to make the career change that you desire. Recent graduate Amanda Bumpus faced significant struggles in her quest to become a medical assistant, too. However, she succeeded by persevering and telling herself that “It's never too late to follow your dreams.”

Ms. Bumpus knew early on in life what her future profession would be. “I've always wanted to be in the medical field,” she recalls, “but when my Grandma passed away, I knew it was time.” However, after enrolling in Stautzenberger College's medical assistant program at Maumee, Ms. Bumpus was met with unexpected news: She had cancer. 

“I didn't let the cancer keep me down,” says Ms. Bumpus. She persevered in her classes, encouraged by instructors MariAnn Szczublewski and Nicole Riga. Ms. Bumpus successfully completed her externship at Mercy Health Oregon Podiatry. She graduated from the medical assistant program in March of 2018 and is currently employed by Dr. Gad.

Our medical assistant program was designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle. We offer flexible scheduling during the day and night. Our 160-hour externships allow you to gain hands-on experience before you graduate. In as little as ten months, you could be starting the job of your dreams, just like Ms. Bumpus.

We hope Ms. Bumpus' story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the medical assistant program or one of the many other programs offered at Stautzenberger College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.859.8225 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.