Thankful for Our Students in 2021

At Boardman Training Center, we love helping our students prepare for new careers in the healthcare field. We provide our students with the resources needed to succeed in the classroom, and after graduation with our, WE CARE educational approach.

Students who choose one of our fast-track healthcare training programs have the opportunity to prepare for exciting careers in healthcare, including EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Cardio Phlebotomy, and Medical Office Specialist.

We are thrilled to train our students in these vital areas of healthcare, enabling everyone to impact their local communities.

To celebrate November and the month of Thanksgiving, we’re sharing some of our most favorite moments with BTC students that we are thankful for!

New Students

Welcome to all our new students who joined the BTC family and began training for careers in the medical field this past year. Check out some of these awesome new students!

Students

 

Student Experience

We believe that a positive and supportive educational environment is the best way to learn and train for a new career. Check out some of the amazing moments our students have had this year!

Student Experience

 

Certified Professionals

While completing their healthcare training classes, students prepare to sit for professional certification* exams. Congratulations to all our BTC students who passed their certification* exams and are now certified, professionals!

Certifications

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Are you ready to get on the fast track to a new career in healthcare? Do you want a school that gives you the support you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career? Then Boardman Training Center may be a great choice for you. With our hands-on training, small class sizes, and supportive instructors, we are here to help you reach your career goals. Request information today to get started!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding certification exam. 

The Emerging Trend of Skills-Based Learning

Technology has changed the way the world conducts business, and as a result, companies have also had to change the way they hire qualified employees. According to a LinkedIn research article, skills-based hiring is increasing in the United States. Consequently, how students learn has changed as well. Today’s students gain knowledge by being more involved in their education through skills-based learning.

What Is Skills-Based Learning?

Skills-based learning builds on the knowledge students receive in the classroom, encouraging them to think critically and analyze data as they apply the hands-on skills they’ve learned. This training allows students to gain valuable practice with the skills that are career-specific to their chosen field. Skills-based learning can then be applied to real-life situations through interactive labs and in their careers.

Why All the Focus on Skills?

Employers want employees who can hit the ground running. Candidates who already possess the skills required for specialized jobs are better equipped to perform their duties when hired. Training new employees can be labor-intensive and costly. Hiring employees who have already learned valuable skills is both efficient and effective, saving employers valuable resources.
The Emerging Trend of Skills-Based Learning

Increasing the focus on skills-based learning enables students to stay updated on best practices, trends, and technology in their chosen field. One example is in the phlebotomy field. Phlebotomists must be trained in the current best practices, so they can better care for their patients.

Learning in a skills-based environment prepares students with the most advanced skills needed, while also bridging the gap between what employers need in candidates and the skills students have when they graduate.

What Are the Benefits of This?

Choosing a career training program that focuses on skills-based learning places students on the fast track to their career of choice. This type of program permits students to take only the classes they need while allowing them to complete their program in less time.

Boardman Training Center designed our training programs to meet the needs of local employers, enabling students to learn the skills that employers need as they prepare for professional, skills-based certifications*. Students gain valuable experience while applying their skills to real-life situations during their interactive labs.

Skills-based learning also engages students by empowering them to improve the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they’ve learned in the classroom.

How Do You Choose the Right Program?

With so many options available, choosing the right training program or school that offers important, skills-based learning can be confusing. BTC makes it easy to find a program that teaches the skills you’ll need for the career you want to pursue. For example, if you’re interested in healthcare and would like to work as a medical office specialist, then you’ll need a program that specializes in the skills that medical office professionals use every day, including taking vital signs, charting, and injections, among other duties.

You should also choose a program that includes practical ways for you to practice your skills while gaining experience, including hands-on training, interactive labs, and certification* preparation, which is part of our training programs here at Boardman Training Center.

If you’re ready to enroll in a career training program that gives you the skills-based learning and hands-on experience you need to succeed in today’s job market, we are here to help!

Discover our fast-track programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist! Contact us today to get started on your path to a great career!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam. 

Abraham Torres – Student Highlight

Meet Abraham Torres, our student highlight feature for this week!

Abraham is currently enrolled in the Medical Office Specialist program here at Boardman Training Center and is preparing for a new career in the healthcare field. Our fast-track programs allow students to train for new careers in just weeks, so you can get into your new profession quickly.

Abraham Torres - Student Highlight

Before enrolling in the MOS program, Abraham previously completed the Cardio/Phlebotomy program, learning how to perform EKGs, draw blood, and carry out venipuncture procedures. In addition to learning these hands-on skills, Abraham prepared for valuable healthcare certifications including Certified Phlebotomy Technician* and Certified EKG Technician*.

After graduating from the Cardio/Phlebotomy program, Abraham decided that he wanted to continue his education and training to prepare for additional healthcare career opportunities. “I wanted to get another certification,” said Abraham.

As a student in the Medical Office Specialist program, Abraham will learn a variety of skills, making him a valuable member of the healthcare team. This program trains students to directly care for patients and complete back-office administration duties.

Some of the patient care skills students learn in their medical office classes are injections, basic wound care, and suture removal. Some of the back-office skills students will learn include patient intake, charting, and medical billing.

The MOS program also prepares students for additional healthcare certifications, including Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Abraham was in high school before deciding to attend Boardman Training Canter. After graduation, he chose BTC to further his education. “I wanted to get a job in the medical field,” said Abraham.

When asked what his favorite part is of attending BTC, Abraham said, “My phlebotomy class was fun because I got to draw blood.” Abraham said his favorite teacher so far has been Sandy and his favorite class was phlebotomy.

After he finishes his healthcare training program and graduates from BTC, Abraham wants to work as a phlebotomist or lab assistant. In five years, Abraham would like to have a job in a doctor’s office, have a house, and maybe start a family.

When asked if he would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Abraham said yes, he would because “you could get your certifications* in a short amount of time.”

Do you want to start a career in the healthcare field? Are you looking for a healthcare training program that can be completed in weeks not years? Then Boardman Training Center might be the perfect option for you! Explore our career training programs today and request information now to start your path to a new healthcare career!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam.

Meet the Campus Director

Meet Sandy Poynter, Campus Director at Boardman Training Center!
Meet the Campus Director

As the new Campus Director here at BTC, Sandy is committed to helping her students achieve their career goals. “I really want to see each student fulfill their goals and their dreams. It’s my mission to prepare them for their careers in whatever they choose, whether that is EKG, phlebotomy, or MOS,” said Sandy.

Sandy is passionate about education and believes it is essential. “The students drive me to work in education. Meeting them at the beginning, watching them grow and succeed in their careers is amazing. I love seeing the results. We watch them walk in one day, and 6 months later, we watch them walk out the door, successful and with smiles on their faces,” said Sandy.

There are no other training centers in the Youngstown area, so Sandy believes the Boardman Training Center is necessary to the local healthcare community. Due to the increased access to healthcare and the aging baby boomer population, the healthcare industry has expanded for many years. “The area is in desperate need of medical professionals,” said Sandy.

Boardman Training Center helps fill this need for healthcare professionals by providing fast-track healthcare training classes that students complete in months, not years. With short-term classes, one-on-one instruction, and small class sizes, students can get the training they need quickly to help them start their careers faster.

For anyone thinking about attending BTC, Sandy wants you to know that she, the staff, and instructors are here for you personally to help prepare you for career success. “You are not just a number. You are a name. We’re like a family here. Being so small, we get to know our students personally. Every one of us in this building wants to see our students thrive,” said Sandy.

Before starting her career in the education industry, Sandy worked at a library for over 20 years. She began right out of high school as a clerk and moved up into an administrative assistant role. After deciding that she wanted a career change, Sandy chose Ohio Valley College of Technology to earn her degree. She attended in 1995 for a business degree and again in 2012 for medical office administration. When she was enrolled in 2012, she decided to continue with medical assisting. Sandy has three associate degrees and is also nationally certified.

After graduating from OVCT, Sandy worked in a doctor’s office from 2014 to 2016. An instructor position became available, and she was hired for the role here at Boardman Training Center. Then, she was recruited to teach at Ohio Valley College of Technology, so she began there as an instructor. Since 2016, she has been an instructor at both OVCT and BTC.

Sandy was then offered the position of Campus Director here at Boardman Training Center and decided to accept. She has only been in this new role for a few months, but Sandy loves that she has the ability to ensure students are happy and successful and that the staff feels appreciated. She believes she can make the school a better place and take it in a good direction.

Sandy says that her new role motivates her every day. “I’m driven knowing that there are staff and students that rely on me. I can build relationships with each of them. It’s great knowing that there is a need and want for me here at BTC,” said Sandy.

When asked what accomplishment in her life she is most proud of, Sandy said, “I’m most proud of my family, including my fiancé Matt and my two boys, Zach, 22, and Cameron, 19. Watching my two boys grow into the young men they are becoming is amazing. Zack is an EMT and getting married next October. Cameron recently graduated high school and is working toward his goals.”

Sandy has some great advice for those pursuing their dreams. “The best advice ever given to me is that if you set your goals and put your mind to it, the sky is the limit. If you put your mind to whatever you want, you will achieve it,” said Sandy.

Outside of work, Sandy says that she enjoys family time. “I love family vacations, picnics in the backyard, barbeques, and doing things outdoors, like going to local parks and taking neighborhood walks. I also love visiting with friends that are like family,” she said.

When asked about her favorite food, Sandy says she has two of them, pasta and seafood. She says they are the perfect comfort foods. If Sandy could have any superpower, it would be the ability to fly. “I would love to travel the world and see the many beautiful things that it has to offer,” she said.

Are you looking for a school that truly cares about your success? Do you want a healthcare training program that gets you on the fast track to starting your career? Explore our healthcare training programs today and request information now to get started!

Erica Holizna – Student Highlight

Meet Erica Holizna, our student feature for this week here at Boardman Training Center!

Erica Holizna -Student Highlight

Erica is currently attending the Cardio Phlebotomy program at BTC, preparing to start a new career in the healthcare field. The short-term career training programs at BTC are perfect for those who want to work in healthcare but aren’t sure where to start.
“I have always had an interest in healthcare, but I knew nursing was not for me,” said Erica.

While enrolled in the cardio phlebotomy program, Erica will practice the hands-on skills needed by healthcare employers. Erica will learn how to perform EKGs, draw blood, and control infections as she completes her healthcare training classes.

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Erica attended an online school for pharmacy technician and worked part-time. She is also a full-time parent of three. When looking for a healthcare training program that worked for her, Erica needed something that would allow her to balance family and school.

“The program fits my life demands and schedule,” said Erica.

We know our students are busy with lives outside of school, so we designed our healthcare programs to get you the credentials you need quickly. Our Cardio Phlebotomy program prepares you for a career in only 24 weeks.

Erica is enjoying attending BTC, and her favorite part is “the new friends I’ve made, as well as the knowledge I’ve gained from my program.”

So far, Erica’s favorite class has been Intro to Healthcare. “I liked this course because I find the human body interesting, and we covered that a lot,” said Erica.

After graduation, Erica hopes to be working as a phlebotomist in a hospital setting. In five years, she would like to have an established career that she enjoys and continue furthering her education.

When asked if she would refer BTC to a friend, Erica says yes, she would. “The programs are ideal for what most people have going on in their day-to-day life,” said Erica.

At Boardman Training Center, we’re committed to empowering every student to succeed. We offer convenient day and evening classes to help you balance work, family, and school. Our helpful and supportive instructors and staff will guide you every step of the way as you prepare for a new career.

Our healthcare training programs are entry-level, helping get you on the fast track to your dream healthcare career. Choose from exciting programs like Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist.

Make the jump now to prepare for a new healthcare career by requesting information or calling us at 330-729-9244 today!

Katie Howells – Student Highlight

Meet Katie Howells, our student highlight for this week at Boardman Training Center!

Katie is currently enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program here at BTC and is training to start a new career in the healthcare field. After being interested in phlebotomy for years, Katie decided to make a move and pursue this as a career.

Katie Howells -Student Highlight

“I’ve always been fascinated when getting my blood drawn. After talking to my husband about it, he encouraged me to reach out and see what BTC was all about,” said Katie.

Before attending Boardman Training Center, Katie earned an associate degree in physical therapy from a larger university. She says that it was somewhat of a rough experience because she was young and trying to figure out what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Katie was also working at a physical therapy center before she enrolled at BTC.

Katie loves her classes at Boardman Training Center and feels the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program is the right one for her. “I thought it was the perfect program for me because it’s small, inviting, and personable. The classes were long enough to learn but not too long that you couldn’t work as well,” said Katie.

As she completes her cardio phlebotomy classes, Katie will learn valuable knowledge and practice hands-on skills that she will need to perform while on the job. In only 24 weeks while completing the program, Katie will also prepare for professional healthcare certifications that will give her an edge when applying for jobs.

When asked what her favorite part is of attending BTC, Katie says that it’s “the lifelong friends I have made with both students and instructors.” She goes on to say that her other favorite part is “the quality and quantity of information that is used to teach students who are eager to learn.”

Katie says that her favorite teacher is Elyse. “I love phlebotomy so much, and that is the main reason I chose to come to BTC. Elyse makes learning fun! She’s patient, knowledgeable, and confident,” said Katie.

At Boardman Training Center, we are committed to encouraging and empowering our students to succeed every day. Our personalized learning experience gives you the support you need to excel in your classes and your career.

After she graduates from the cardio phlebotomy program, Katie wants to work in a doctor’s office or hospital setting. “I like to be on the move and would enjoy an atmosphere that allows me to do so,” said Katie.

In five years, Katie wants to be working as a phlebotomist where she can learn and teach others.

Katie says that she would absolutely refer Boardman Training Center to a friend. “It’s a one-of-a-kind program that has so much to offer,” said Katie.

Are you looking for a career change like Katie? Or maybe you know you want to work in the healthcare field but are unsure where to start. Whatever your unique situation may be, Boardman Training Center is here to help!

We offer a supportive and caring educational environment and are dedicated to your success. With personalized attention, flexible payment plans, and fast-track career training, BTC may be the perfect school for you!

Explore our career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist. Contact us today to get started on your path to a new healthcare career!

What is the Difference Between a CNA & MOS

There are many great reasons to start a career in healthcare. There is a wide variety of available careers, and the healthcare industry is continuing to grow quickly. If you work in healthcare, you also have the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives by helping and caring for patients.

With so many different paths available to starting a career in the medical field, it can be overwhelming and confusing to figure it out by yourself. So we’re here to help by breaking down the differences in two entry-level healthcare positions, certified nursing assistant and medical office specialist.

Career Outlook

Medical office specialists have a promising career outlook. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, medical office specialists, or medical assistants, have a projected growth rate of 19% for 2019-2029 in the United States, which is much higher than the 4% average growth rate for all jobs. This means that employers will be hiring more and more medical office specialists in the years to come and will need qualified candidates to fill the positions.

The BLS estimates that positions for certified nursing assistants will grow 8% in the US between 2019-2029. Although this is higher than the average growth rate of 4% for all occupations, it’s not as high as the expected growth for medical office specialists or medical assistants.

Skills Required

What is the Difference Between a CNA & MOS
Medical office specialists perform a variety of both administrative and clinical duties while on the job. They assess patients and help doctors with patient care and treatment. Some of the skills medical office specialists must learn are helping with exams, administering injections, taking vital signs, preparing lab tests, and entering patient information.
At Boardman Training Center, our medical office specialist students get to practice hands-on skills in classrooms and labs, preparing them for success while on the job.

Certified nursing assistants are more focused on helping with daily living activities and direct patient care. Common skills that CNAs must perform while on the job are bathing and cleaning patients, moving them between wheelchairs and beds, helping patients use the bathroom and get dressed, feeding them, and changing linens.

Training Needed

To begin a career as a medical office specialist, specialized training is required to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills. Most medical office specialist or medical assisting programs are completed in under two years, combining classroom instruction and hands-on training. In addition, it’s helpful to choose a medical office specialist program that prepares you for professional healthcare certifications, as many employers prefer certified candidates.

For example, in our Medical Office Specialist program here at BTC, you learn vital knowledge and practice hands-on skills in essential areas while preparing for professional certifications like Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist*.

Specialized training is also necessary to become a certified nursing assistant, and this training is typically completed in under six months. CNAs will learn and practice different areas, including direct patient care, documentation, and patient safety. The CNA class has to be approved by the state, and a competency exam must be passed upon completion of the program. Additionally, clinical hours are required to become certified, and the number of hours varies by state.

Work Environment

According to BLS data, medical office specialists, or medical assistants, most commonly work in physician’s offices, with 57% working there in 2019. Another 15% work in hospitals, and the remainder work in outpatient care centers and at chiropractor’s offices. Most of these professionals work full-time, 40-hour workweeks, and some may work evenings, weekends, and holidays if they work in a healthcare facility that is always open, like a hospital.

Certified nursing assistants work more in nursing care facilities, with 37% employed there, and hospitals, with 27% employed there, according to data from the BLS. The rest of the employed nursing assistants work in assisted living and retirement facilities, home healthcare services, and government. Certified nursing assistants are required to be on their feet a lot when they work and are expected to lift over 50 pounds, which makes the job more strenuous and physically demanding. Most CNAs are employed full-time, but some work part-time as well. As a result, they may be expected to work more on nights, weekends, and holidays and for longer hours at a time.

Get Started

You’re now informed of the differences between medical office specialists and certified nursing assistants. If you think a career as a medical office specialist is the right choice for you, BTC may be perfect for you! Explore our Medical Office Specialist program and request information now to get started!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.

Mackenzie Fusco – Student Highlight

Say hello to Mackenzie Fusco, our student highlight feature for this week!

Mackenzie is currently enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program here at Boardman Training Center. In this exciting program, Mackenzie will learn valuable skills, including performing EKGs, drawing blood, completing venipuncture procedures, and practicing fundamental patient care. Upon graduation from this fast-track program, Mackenzie will be prepared for an entry-level career in the healthcare field.

“I wanted a school that was smaller and local. A friend of mine referred BTC and loved their program,” said Mackenzie.

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Mackenzie attended two other schools, earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, and started her nursing prerequisites.

Mackenzie Fusco-Student Highlight

She was also a stay-at-home mom with a daughter who started kindergarten this year. Since her daughter would be in school, Mackenzie thought it would be the perfect time to go back to school.

While she had a good experience at her previous schools, Mackenzie was looking for something more hands-on that she could complete quicker. “I wanted more of a fast-paced program that was hands-on. I decided to enroll in the Cardio Phlebotomy program and am super excited.”

When asked what her favorite part of attending BTC is so far, Mackenzie said, “honestly, my classmates! We have become like family and are always there to support one another.”

Mackenzie has great things to say about the staff and instructors here at Boardman Training Center. “Nikki is definitely my support girl. She is very understanding and caring and is always there for me when I need her.”

After graduation, Mackenzie wants to start her career in the healthcare field. “I would love to work in any kind of doctor’s office, but preferably pediatrics.”

In addition to working in a doctor’s office, students who graduate from the Cardio Phlebotomy program have the opportunity to begin a healthcare career in medical facilities like hospitals, clinics, laboratories, long-term care facilities, and cancer centers.

When asked how she would like her life to be in five years, Mackenzie says she is looking for a stable and secure career. “I just want a steady job working in a doctor’s office Monday through Friday and being able to spend the weekends with my family.”

Mackenzie says that she would absolutely refer Boardman Training Center to a friend. “Yes, this has definitely been a learning experience that has improved my self-confidence. I believe anyone can succeed as long as they put forth the work and effort.”

In addition to learning valuable knowledge and practicing your skills with hands-on training, Cardio Phlebotomy students are prepared to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified EKG Technician certification exams.

If you’re looking for a healthcare training program that teaches hands-on skills in fast-track classes, BTC may be perfect for you! Learn more about our healthcare programs and request information now to get started today!

Mikalena Grewe – Student Highlight

Meet Mikalena Grewe, our student highlight feature for this week at Boardman Training Center!

As a current student in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, Mikalena is completing her healthcare training classes, preparing for a new career that will allow her to help people and make a difference every day.

“I chose BTC because of the one-on-one environment you get. The classes are smaller, so each student is more likely to have one-on-one help from the teachers. I was also happy with the pricing of the classes and the classes they offer being a steppingstone into the medical field to be able to further my career one day,” said Mikalena.

Before enrolling with BTC, Mikalena was unsure of what to do and what direction she wanted to go. She had previously attended a larger university after high school, and while she loved the college environment, she wasn’t in love with her major of high school education. Education allowed her to help students but didn’t give her the same feeling as working in the medical field.

“I was struggling to decide if I wanted to further my education at a university, taking out more student loans and not knowing where in the medical field I wanted to be, or going back to a career center and being a CNA again,” said Mikalena.

Mikalena Grewe-Student Highlight

After deciding that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and choosing to enroll with Boardman Training Center, Mikalena started school in the Cardio Phlebotomy career training program.

“I picked the Cardio Phlebotomy program because of how much education I would receive, and by having certifications in both EKG and phlebotomy, I would have better job opportunities,” she said.

While enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program, students have the opportunity to train for a new healthcare career in only 24 weeks, practicing hands-on skills that will be used on the job. Performing EKGs, drawing blood, and carrying out venipuncture procedures are just some of the hands-on skills students learn in this exciting program.

At Boardman Training Center, we love providing our students with a supportive and caring environment that feels more like a family than a school.

“My favorite part of BTC is that after so many weeks, the students in your classes and the instructors start to become a family. You are working together to help one another become successful in the field. Each student and staff member is rooting for you. I have met people I hope to have in my life for years to come,” said Mikalena.

So far, Mikalena’s favorite class has been phlebotomy. Due to COVID-19, the classes have been broken into groups, and her instructor Nikki has been great. “She is always encouraging and willing to help whenever students need her,” said Mikalena. She is also very thankful for Sandy, her instructor for the intro class. “Even after intro ended, I’ve been able to text her to ask questions or call when needed. I’m grateful that BTC has such amazing teachers.”

After graduation, Mikalena hopes to work in a hospital as a phlebotomist. in five years, her goal is to save enough money to go back to school to become a CT or MRI technician.

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, Mikalena said, “Yes, I would refer a friend to BTC because of the affordable price and the friendly people they would meet along the way.”

Are you looking for a career that allows you to help others daily? Do you want to fast-track your way to an exciting new career in healthcare? Then Boardman Training Center could be the perfect choice for you!

With career training programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Office Specialist, we can help you get started on your path to a new career today! Request information now to get started!

Shaun McCune – Graduate Highlight

Meet Shaun McCune, our graduate student highlight for this week at Boardman Training Center!

Like many students who attend BTC, Shaun wanted a quick and affordable way to get the training he needs to begin working in the healthcare field. “I was considering going into the medical field, and BTC offered an affordable way to start working in this field. I also prefer having live, on-campus classes instead of a purely online course,” said Shaun.

Shaun enrolled in the Cardio Phlebotomy program at BTC and is on the fast-track to starting his new career. When deciding on which program to attend, Shaun thought both EKG and phlebotomy seemed interesting, which is what led him to the Cardio Phlebotomy classes that include both. Shaun also thought that completing training in multiple areas sounded like a great way to keep job prospects open.

Before enrolling at Boardman Training Center, Shaun attended a larger university and earned a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance. While Shaun learned a lot more than he expected about music and guitar, he said he could not make a good living with that degree.

Shaun McCune - Graduate Highlight

Shaun also worked at a shipping facility before deciding to attend BTC. He enjoyed the job there but did not want to pursue a career in freight services. Instead, he wanted to start a career in the healthcare field.

When asked what his favorite part of attending BTC was, Shaun said it is “getting to know the instructors and staff who have been very open to my questions and future possibilities.”

Shaun said that Mrs. Irene was a very engaging teacher, and EKG has been a super interesting topic to learn about, adding that he has found that cardiac rhythms have similarities with his music training.

“I have been fortunate to have already landed an EKG Monitor Tech position at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. Gaining hospital experience while having full-time hours and benefits is a big plus,” said Shaun.

In the future, Shaun hopes to continue his training in the healthcare field by going into cardiac sonography. He believes that having experience with EKGs is very applicable to diagnostic imaging of the heart. Shaun also feels that there is something satisfying about working with rhythms and sound waves.

When asked if he would recommend Boardman Training Center to a friend, Shaun said, “yes, especially if the individual wants to go into medicine but does not know where to start.” For example, Shaun said that someone who wants to go into nursing could start working in healthcare as a phlebotomist and then find an employer that offers tuition assistance to complete a nursing program.

“I found the teachers and staff to be very supportive and flexible. They are extremely helpful with the hands-on, stressful elements of phlebotomy. They are very passionate about seeing me achieve my goals and start a new career,” said Shaun.

Just like Shaun has done, you can start your path to a new medical field career with healthcare classes at Boardman Training Center! Explore our healthcare programs in Cardio Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Office Specialist today.

With small classes, flexible financing, and personalized support, BTC can help jump-start your new career. Request information now to get started!