I had been basically doing nothing for 11/2 years so my mom told me I should try looking into medical assisting. I was totally doubtful since it takes a mild hint of crazy to want to poke people with needles for the rest of your life but I decided to check it out anyway. I toured at a couple schools and found one I really liked. Unfortunately it was pretty far away so I kept looking. Then I found Carrington and, I have to say, it totally blew the other school away. Smaller classrooms, high tech practice rooms, great people in admissions, and to top it all off, it was much closer to me. It got off to a rocky start since my first teacher left after the first term and then my second teacher was only a fill in until my permanent teacher came along. Once he finally came along though I felt like I was really learning. Mr. Odum (aka Mr. PO) was possibly the best teacher I’ve ever had. He’s really informative but he’ll tell you something in a way that will help you understand better. Basically he speaks English til you understand the medical jargon. Plus he’s not the stuffy teacher that doesn’t ever let you joke around. Just as long as you don’t go too far. I honestly believe that the reason I got on the honor roll three terms in a row was because he was my teacher. Now I’ve finished my externship that was at a great site and they’re looking for open positions for me within the company. I feel really good about where I’m at and I want to keep moving up. I finally found my career. Funny thing is, I thought I would never want to be in the medical field. Then I started thinking about all the things I wanted to be when I was little and realized they were all somewhere in the medical field. Go figure. I can be completely clueless sometimes.