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Where are our P.I.T. Graduates Now?
Allied Health-Clinical Medical Assistant
Melissa Rodriguez, a 2014 graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Clinical Medical Assistant certificate program, was recently hired by Phoenix Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, LLC after completing her externship hours at the facility. She absolutely loves every aspect of her new job- calling her co-workers her “other family.”
Melissa said, “My Spanish skills and being very dedicated to my patients for the 180 hour externship experience was what eventually got me the full-time job. I believe PIT gave me an opportunity by placing me at this location but I ultimately earned my spot as a full-time employee.”
Her advice to future externs is for them to test their comfort level and be open to a variety of opportunities. She explained, “You should never discourage yourself just because your site isn’t exactly what you had in mind. I wasn’t happy with my placement in the beginning but then I got the hang of it. I’m glad I stuck it out because I sure do love what I do!”
Melissa plans to continue her education by returning to school for Nursing and eventually work in a hospital setting. With her hard work and positive attitude, she looks ahead to a bright future.
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