College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Thursday, May 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. Eighty-four students who completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Nutrition Coaches, Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT), and Health Information management specialists in spring 2022 were celebrated. “We are here to celebrate all of our completers from a variety of program,” shared CSM Executive Director of Workforce Development Kelly Winters during her welcoming remarks. “I hope you approach your career in health care with passion, empathy, and a continued love of lifelong learning.” “You guys are definitely in the right place at the right time,” she continued, pointing that health care is one of the largest employment sectors, with 22 million workers, and the field is expected to grow by 16 percent by 2030. Winters also shared the symbolism of items that graduates would receive at the ceremony: Students were given pins as a sign of welcome and acceptance into their professions, and MLT students received a white lab coat to recognize their diagnostic authority and their profession’s history. Health Care […]
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