Elton from Staten Island, New York

I need to train as a Medical Assistant so that I can support my kids.

My work doesn't pay enough. I've been a nursing assistant in the past; I can complete a training course without problem and find a better job!

My need and situation

I am a 44-year-old single father. I am currently employed at a Amazon depot office in Staten Island, NY. I am struggling to support my family and would like to to pursue a career as a medical assistant.

My goals are to become a medical assistant. I have prior experience as a certified nursing assistant and would be able to complete the 600 hours necessary without any issues. Upon completion I will have medical knowledge in such skills as medical procedures, medical billing, medical record, phlebotomy and electrocardiogram. As a medical assistant I would be a member of the health care delivery system caring for the sick. This would allow me to provide for my family and give back to those in need in my community.

I need to complete 600 hours of training in Medical Assistant curriculum. Upon completion of the Medical Assistant curriculum, I will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the examination to be a Registered Medical Assistant. With the certification i will be qualified to pursue a variety of opportunities in the medical field ie employment in doctor's offices, small to large Medical Groups/clinics, and Hospitals.

Meeting this need will help me because having my Medical Assistant certification would allow me more opportunities to support my family and do simple things like pay rent on time, and buy shoes and uniforms for my child.

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This need has been validated by PO Sealy from NYC Department of Probation

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Validated by PO Sealy from NYC Department of Probation (What does this mean?)

I have known Elton through NYC DOP. I provide supervision to Elton as well as make referrals and develop goals. Since working with Elton I have found him compliant and committed to tackling any issues that he face in a positive manner. Elton is a dedicated father and wants to ensure that he can provide a stable home environment for his family by securing a financial stability and it would be great to see him receive this help.

About PO Sealy

Hello my name is PO Sealy. I work for NYC Department of Probation.