After leaving a career in customer service, Tammy Hall set
her sights on working in health care. She just wasn’t so sure about certain
parts of the field.
“I was starting in the nursing program,” the Fort Gratiot
resident said. “I’m not too keen on people’s bodily fluids, so I knew I had to
do something else.”
Thankfully, Hall was able to find a home in St. Clair County Community College’s health
information technology program. She graduated from the program in December of
2014, and works as an inpatient and outpatient medical coder for Physician
HealthCare Network in Port Huron.
“Health care will never go away,” Hall said. “It’s always
going to be there, and you’re guaranteed, pretty much, employment wherever you
Hall recently passed her Registered Health Information
Technician exam, something she was able to take after SC4’s health information
technology program became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for
Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
In her new career, Hall said she deals with patient records,
making sure they’re accurate and in order.
She said the program at SC4 was difficult in the early
going, but she soon began to understand not just what she was learning, but how
important it was for the health care industry.
“It’s a necessity in the health care field, and we need more
people in it,” Hall said. “I would recommend it to anyone that wants to go into
the health care field, but doesn’t want to be on the (clinical) side. It’s a
very rewarding program.”
To learn more about SC4's health information technology program, click here.