Former Student Shares Her Experience Earning and Working in Rewarding Career as a Medical Assistant

Lone Star College CyFair News

Published on: August 13, 2013
Lone Star College-CyFair alumni Sara Garzas career as a medical assistant began with a desire to help people for a living.
There are very few things in life that bring more satisfaction than helping people. It gives you a sense of reason and purpose, said Garza.
Hired off her externship after graduating in 2008 from LSC-CyFairs Medical Assisting Program, Garza worked her way from a part-time position to the billing office. She is now the Business Office Manager at Excel Urgent Cares Cypress location and Site Coordinator at the Katy location.
In the Medical Assisting Program, you are taught both aspects of the medical office, front and back. You learn to give injections and draw blood, but you also learn how to verify insurances, calculate deductibles and do payroll, she said. I enjoy working both, but I have more interest in the front. I love teaching patients about their insurance plans and what their benefits are. A lot of people dont understand their insurance and how it works.
Garza said she wanted the quality of her education to be nothing less than exceptional and she found that in LSC-CyFairs Medical Assisting Program. Reputation, cost and small class size which allows for more one-on-one time with the instructor, were additional reasons for Garza choosing to enroll at LSC-CyFair.
I think that enrolling in the Medical Assistant Program was one of the best decisions Ive made, she said. It opened up new doors and opportunities for me that I never would’ve had without it.
Medical assisting is a versatile health care profession that prepares an individual to perform various clinical and administrative functions in an outpatient health care facility. These functions, performed under the direction of a licensed healthcare provider, are completed while examining and treating patients.
A medical assistants tasks include preparing patients for examinations, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical …

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