Alumni Spotlight: Christina Deyoe

Small class sizes. Night and day classes. Convenience.

Those are the top reasons recent medical administrative assistant graduate Christina Deyoe chose to attend Globe University.

“I chose the medical administrative assistant program because I love helping people and working with people, but I also love the administrative/office atmosphere,” she said.

Christina Deyoe, graduation, medical administrative assistant,

Christina and her daughter at graduation.

Christina, who graduated in September of this year, is currently working at SSM Healthcare as well as continuing her education at Globe University for her bachelor’s degree in health care management.

“Right after graduation, I started my new job at SSM Healthcare,” Christina said. “My position is in the billing department and I absolutely love what I do; it’s a step in the right direction to what I want to do with my career.”

“My coding and billing classes helped me a lot when I first started, especially the little experience I had with Epic. The administration and computer classes helped also, and being able to type at a decent speed and being computer savvy helped quite a bit.”

Besides school, Christina had to juggle work and caring for her daughter. “It was important I designated enough time to get my school work done on time. The most effective way that worked for me was to make sure I wrote down my school and work schedules every week, the times I could study, and if there were any other obligations that week. It also helped to take my homework to work and study there on my breaks and I still do that. Every little bit of time helps.”

Do you have any advice to give to students?

Be patient. “Finding a job doesn’t happen overnight. If you get frustrated from getting nothing in return, take a break for a week or two from applying for jobs.”

Don’t give up. “Go see Julie and Elizabeth (career services department) for suggestions or to review your resume, I know I did. I had been applying for jobs for six months before I found the job I am in now. I stopped for a while, went to see Elizabeth, and she helped me update my resume. The initial hiring process took two months, so keep pushing, be patient and don’t give up.”

Christina looks forward to continuing her health care management degree and would like to work her way up at SSM Healthcare in the future or apply for a supervisory/management role for a department in a hospital or clinic.