Delta College Graduate Sandra James spoke to Delta College’s current Medical Assistant and Medical Office Assistant student body on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
James explained how she used the knowledge and skills she learned at Delta College during her job search and how she continues to use the knowledge and skills while on the job, stressing the importance professional behaviors and appearance.
James graduated the Medical Assistant program in the fall of 2011. She did her externship at Ochsner Clinic in Baton Rouge. Upon completion of her externship, James applied with the Ochsner system and was hired at the Ochsner Clinic in Kenner, La, in the Primary Care Department.
James said she “drove back and forth to Kenner, LA, for $9.00 an hour and some change!” She stayed at Ochsner Clinic in Kenner to add experience to her résumé.
James recently took a job, and a substantial pay increase, as a dialysis technician. She will begin training for her new job on June 2, 2014.
James encouraged Delta College Students to strive for excellence in the classroom and on the job.