A "New Beginning"

/ Student / Dental Assisting

Posted on January 17, 2013

I’m a 43 year old single mother. I never went to college but made a good living working as a Mortgage Wholesale Account Executive… Until the market crashed and that field became extinct. I lost everything & had no skills to fall back on. I struggled in the failing economy but managed to get a position selling New Homes with a local builder. I was doing ok but knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do for the rest of my career, working EVERY weekend & inconsistent pay got to me. Then I was let go & things got really rough. I knew that I had to make a REAL change. I explored getting a 4 year degree but knew too many who had them but no job. I decided a specialized skill would be best, but what?? I enjoy people & love the interaction part of sales so when I saw a commercial for Carringtons DA program a light went off. It was a field with growing demand & I could still have personal interaction with a variety of people. The idea of helping people feel better about their oral health & possibly ease a nervous patients anxieties was very appealing to me. Carringtons program moves quickly so I can be out there working quickly and the lecture combined with hands on learning are helping to make me feel I will be fully prepared to work in an office when I graduate. It has given me something to really be excited & work towards. After not being in school for about 25 years I was nervous but the teachers & staff are incredibly supportive & if you feel your struggling with any area they are more than willing to do whatever they can to help. I’m looking forward to reaching my goal but am enjoying the journey there. I wish I had done this 20 years ago but you know what they say ” better late than never”