Ashley Rutherford- Alum of the Month
Ashley Rutherford was selected as Alumna of the Month from Spencerian College's Louisville campus. She was honored to have been chosen. Ashley completed the Limited Medical Radiography degree in 2010 and the Medical Clinical Specialities, A.A.S. degree in 2011. She chose the program because she knew the high demand in physician practices and the need for someone with that experience and certifications.
A couple of Ashley's favorite things while attending Spencerian were the Radiology classes and Mrs. Mary Kaye Griffin. "She was always so helpful, and was willing to take the extra time to make sure students were learning and obtaining what they needed," she said. Spencerian was helpful to Ashley by allowing her to obtain multiple professional certifications which enabled her to grow and gain experience for her career.
Ashley is currently the Practice Supervisor at Norton Leatherman Spine Center. She said, "My position has allowed me to be supervisor of the practice and use my medical assisting and x-ray experience to help my staff. I also have knowledge in multiple areas, which is an invaluable asset when it comes to management." Her future plans involve growing with her company and becoming a Practice Manager of a practice within Norton Healthcare.
Her advice for students is: "Keep your options open. There are so many opportunities in the Healthcare field. With having a degree or diploma from Spencerian, you are opening yourself up for a great career at any organization. Always take any opportunity you are given to learn something new. When you are looking at an individual's skill set, you are more marketable if you have a greater range of experience. In today's healthcare, everything is electronic. It is very beneficial to explore those areas, and to have experience with different computer programs. The most important advice I can give is to never give up. No matter how hard it may seem, in the end, it is very rewarding to have achieved so much.
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