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Medical Assistant

Jenna Glenn – Student Highlight

Before enrolling at East Ohio College, Medical Assisting student Jenna Glenn attended another college but didn’t feel it was a good fit. “It was a huge school, and there were people everywhere you looked. My experience was ok, but the school overall was not for me,” she said. After visiting the East Ohio campus and meeting with … Read more

Thresea Gilchrist – Graduate Highlight

Before attending East Ohio, I had no prior college experience. I was a happy wife to a very wonderful man of 42 years and counting. We have 3 children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. At the time, I was recently laid off from my job as a Customer Resource Coordinator/ Medical Records Specialist and realized it was … Read more

The Emerging Trend of Skills-Based Learning

According to LinkedIn research, skills-based hiring is on the rise in the United States. LinkedIn found that out of people who are hiring, 77% are investing more toward hiring based on a candidate’s skills or competencies. This increased focus on hiring candidates with the right skill set has led to the emerging trend of skills-based … Read more

Hayley Sowinski – Student Highlight

Meet one of East Ohio College’s medical assisting students, Hayley Sowinski! Hayley previously attended the Community College of Beaver County with hopes of becoming a radiology technician. She quickly found that this was not the path for her. “Although that was a bit of a rough patch, everything works out for a reason, and I … Read more

Makayla Vance – Student Highlight

Before attending East Ohio College, medical assisting student, Makayla Vance, was attending another college. She did not feel this school was a good fit for her. “The atmosphere was not what I had in mind, and I was not happy with the way I was being taught. I felt like a number in an ocean … Read more

Santana Garcia – Student Highlight

Santana Garcia, a medical assisting student at East Ohio, can be found running all around campus. If she isn’t in class or working on her school work in the media center, she can be found helping out the staff around campus during her hours as a work-study. When asked what she was doing before she … Read more

Katelyn McFarland – Faculty Highlight

All of us at East Ohio would like to take a moment to showcase the newest member of our family, Ms. Katelyn McFarland! Ms. McFarland is an East Ohio graduate of our Medical Assisting program and decided that, when she was presented with the opportunity, she wanted to come back to teach! “I was challenged … Read more

Sierra Frettinger – Graduate Highlight

Prior to attending East Ohio College, Sierra Frettinger attended Ivy Tech Community College. Much like East Ohio College, Ivy Tech offered small class sizes, but something was missing for Sierra. With East Ohio, Sierra knew that the advisors and other faculty had her best interest at heart right from the very beginning. The decision to … Read more

Tawnya Sutter – Graduate Highlight

On September 18, 2020, Medical Assisting graduate, Tawnya Sutter, walked across the stage to accept her Occupational Associate of Applied Business in Medical Assisting Degree from East Ohio College. In early October, she accepted her dream job as a medical assistant with Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver, PA. “I am thrilled and excited to … Read more

The Best Time to Start a College Degree Program is Now

Our lives have changed tremendously as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people have lost their jobs and some are still adapting to homeschooling their children, while others are experiencing a variety of other changes. For people who have faced disruptions to their jobs this year, making a decision on the next best move … Read more