Pima is a great place to work. The people are great, the curriculum is excellent. Students are prepared when they go out on externship.
Medical Assistant Instructor (Lab) part time (Current Employee) – Renton, WA – February 10, 2017
As an instructor, my students are treated with respect and they understand what is expected of them. A typical day at work begins with students signing in the attendance book, then immediately they begin their three sets of vitals, after vitals lesson begin.
Lab skills are critical and each student must demonstrate that they are proficient. Students spend a lot of time in lab learning the skills needed to b successful. Lecture is also important, it helps if you understand be know why you do what you do, and how it all works together.
Management are great they work very hard to make sure that instructors, and students have all the tools, resources needed to be successful. Their doors are always open, and they are very welcome of ideas.
The hardest part of this job is to see students who work so hard and fail the AMT exam by one or two points. I also think it's very hard to see students who get so close and life takes a whole and they have to take a leave of absence, it breaks my heart to see this, cause I fear most want return.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing my students gain the confidence that they can do it. I love when my students come back and share with other students the joy of working in the field. Finally, I love to see students pass the AMT, finish externship and get offered a job as a certified medical assistant.
I absolutely love teaching, it allows me to share the knowledge I have with others, and it gives me the chance to make a different in the lives of all who come through my class.
Happiness is being a medical assistant instructor.
Seeing students Get that job!