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Career Step - Graduate Success Stories

"Reading about other graduates finding jobs within a month of graduation just didn't seem real to me, but after gaining employment 3 weeks after graduation I am just one more testimonial to how great Career Step is!"

Check out more stories like Laura's below!

Medical Transcription and Editing

Career Step Reviews: Traci Martin, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Traci Martin
After trying to start a medical transcription career unsuccessfully in the past, Traci tried again with Career Step and was rewarded with a job before she even finished!
Career Step Reviews: Steve Finley, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Steve Finley
Steve spent most his life going from one entry-level job to another, never finding a career that seemed to fit, until he found the Medical Transcription Editing program.
Career Step Reviews: Carly Mortensen, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Carly Mortensen
Carly felt medical transcription was the perfect fit for young wives and mothers or those whose husbands are in school, and Career Step gave her the training she needed.
Career Step Reviews: Linda Berge, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Linda Berge
After a battle with breast cancer, Linda wanted to work from home and be her own boss. Medical transcription was the perfect fit.
Career Step Reviews: Carmella Jones, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Carmella Jones
When Carmella lost her job of 18 years due to downsizing, it turned out to be the best career opportunity she could have imagined because she discovered medical transcription.
Career Step Reviews: Michelle Johnson, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Michelle Johnson
Michelle always planned on going back to work, and when she decided to take that step, she wanted to use her previous medical experience. Medical transcription fit perfectly.
Career Step Reviews: Jessica Christiansen, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Jessica Christiansen
Due to some personal health challenges, Jessica had to work from home if she wanted to have a fulfilling career. Transcription and Career Step offered the opportunity.
Career Step Reviews: Mellissa Stubbs, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Mellissa Stubbs
After teaching didn’t turn out to be the best "mom job," Mellissa wanted something that would allow her to be at home with her children.
Career Step Reviews: Carrie Verrocchio, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Carrie Verrocchio
After learning the importance of accurate medical records during her brother’s struggle with cancer, Carrie was inspired to pursue her dream of being a medical transcriptionist.
Career Step Reviews: Billie Wirthlin, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Billie Wirthlin
Billie and her husband decided that she would stay home after they had their first child, but she was still determined to contribute to the family income.
Career Step Reviews: Erika Gomm, Medical Transcription Program Graduate
Erika Gomm
With 3 little kids and one on the way, Erika and her husband were frantic when he lost his second job. She is now making up the difference as a medical transcriptionist.

Medical Coding and Billing

Career Step Reviews: Danielle Blomquist-Jakubik, Medical Coding and Billing Program Graduate
Danielle Blomquist-Jakubik
Danielle chose medical coding because she wanted to transition away from direct patient care and have the flexibility to work from home for more time with her sons.
Career Step Reviews: Nicole Turkington, Medical Coding and Billing Program Graduate
Nicole Turkington
Nicole was working in education but wanted to make a change. She chose medical coding because of the nationwide shortage and got a job just months after graduation!
Career Step Reviews: Andrea Neske, Medical Coding and Billing Program Graduate
Andrea Neske
After 13 years as a pharmacy technician, Andrea wanted a new career that would make good use of her healthcare experience. Medical coding was the perfect next step.
Career Step Reviews: Danita Allen, Medical Coding and Billing Program Graduate
Danita Allen
When her position at the hospital was being eliminated, Danita trained as a medical coder so she could transition to a new department.
Career Step Reviews: Marian Cook, Medical Coding and Billing Program Graduate
Marian Cook
Career Step helped Marian take the first step in her new career as a medical coder, giving her the knowledge, skills, and support she needed to gain a rewarding career.
Career Step Reviews: Cari Greenwood, Medical Coding and Billing Program Graduate
Cari Greenwood
Cari learned that coders had the potential to make a better than average salary, and found that it also allowed her to work from home and be there for her kids.
Career Step Reviews: Debi Hammond, Medical Coding and Billing Program Graduate
Debi Hammond
The skills Debi learned in Medical Coding—especially all the real-life practice in the practicum—helped her achieve her goal of passing the CPC exam on the first try.

Pharmacy Technician

Career Step Reviews: Brittany Emerine, Pharmacy Technician Program Graduate
Brittany Emerine
As a military spouse, Brittany needed to find a MyCAA-approved school with flexible online training that she could fit around everything else going on in her life.
Career Step Reviews: Jessica Cumber, Pharmacy Technician Program Graduate
Jessica Cumber
Jessica was able to become a licensed pharmacy technician, a career that fit her life as a military spouse.
Career Step Reviews: David Wedding, Pharmacy Technician Program Graduate
David Wedding
David used his unemployment retraining funding to cover his tuition as he trained to be a pharmacy technician. Though the job search was tough, it was all worth it.
Career Step Reviews: Maisha Martin, Pharmacy Technician Program Graduate
Maisha Martin
As a newly-divorced, single mother of 2, Maisha needed training that would quickly prepare her for a career that would allow her to support herself and her family.
Career Step Reviews: Kristin Choate, Pharmacy Technician Program Graduate
Kristin Choate
After graduating from college in a field that didn't offer many employment opportunities, Kristin trained as a pharmacy technician and now has a rewarding career she enjoys.
Career Step Reviews: Rebekah Hutchins, Pharmacy Technician Program Graduate
Rebekah Hutchins
Rebekah became a pharmacy technician in order to put herself through college and shares what it's like working in a pharmacy.


Career Step Reviews: Michelle Spoden, Administrative Assistant Program Graduate
Michelle Spoden
Michelle wanted to expand her previous work experience with formal Microsoft Office training, making the Medical Administrative Assistant program a great fit.
Career Step Reviews: Kristin Choate, Administrative Assistant Program Graduate
Kristin Choate
After graduating from college in a field that didn't offer many employment opportunities, Kristin trained as a pharmacy technician and now has a rewarding career she enjoys.
Career Step Reviews: Allison Toedebusch, Administrative Assistant Program Graduate
Allison Toedebusch
Allison wanted a career in healthcare but had to go to school around her full-time job. With Career Step she was trained and working in 3 months.
Career Step Reviews: Donna Richardson, Administrative Assistant Program Graduate
Donna Richardson
After being laid off, Donna wasn't sure how her experience would translate to a new job. Turns out her administrative assistant skills qualified her for a number of jobs.