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Interest in Biology Leads Student to Health Information Technology Program

Hannah Gronseth

Hannah Gronseth

Health Information Technology 2016 grad

With hundreds of programs to choose from and transferable credits, NWTC is an amazing starting point for many careers.

I've always been passionate about biology and the medical field, but I wanted to enter a field without the stress of hands-on patient care. My HIT associate degree allows me to collect, interpret, and analyze patient information for purposes such as medical research and reimbursement. In addition, I can explore aspects of medical law, quality management systems, and IT.  

I began college as a new high-school graduate who was uncertain about what the future would hold. Through my college experience, I've learned just how much I'm capable of. I've developed practical career skills, deepened my creativity, and gained a whole new level of confidence that has changed my life. Along the way, I've also been able to network professionally and to cultivate amazing new friendships. 

As part of my academic program, I completed a professional practice experience at a local healthcare facility, where I have been offered a full-time position as a medical coder.

My advice to future NWTC student: First of all, dream big! Never be afraid to be who you are or to pursue your passion, even if it goes against the grain. Always remember the quote that says "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Commit to completing your degree and practice your "soft skills" (such as writing and note-taking) every chance you get...It will help you tremendously as you begin your college journey!

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