Thursday, January 05, 2006

Great news!!!

Many of you may not know this about me but for about 4 years now, I have been intent on breaking into the healthcare informatics field. I've worked in a hopital laboratory now for about 15 years and became interested some years ago in how technology can be used in healthcare to save money, reduce medical errors, and save lives. I went back to school about 3 years ago and have been working on my BS in computer science, all the while attending conferences, meeting people, learning all I can about the field.

Well, all my hard work had unbeliveably paid off as I just received my first job offer in my new career last friday. My new position is Clinical Applications Analyst and it's with the same company I currently work with. The money is a whole lot better but more importatly, it's doing something I love to do.

Now that all the initial excitement has subsided a bit, it's a bit surreal to be changing careers. As I said, I've been doing the same thing for about 15 years now so to totally switch careers, although it's exactly what I've been working towards, is a tad bit scary. I'm soooooo ready though!

Thanks to my family for helping me get here. It's been a tough road, going to school, working odd shifts, going to conferences. Also, thanks to God for giving me this opportunity.

I start the first of February!!!

8 comments:

Steve Bezner said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like you'll do great!

RunSteve

atownrunner said...

congrats! sounds good.

Jessica, a Houston Runner said...

Good things come to those who wait!
woohoo!

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!

way to go Vic, that is awesome!!
also, thanks for the post. we missed ya!

Sarah said...

Congrats Vic!!

WalkSports.com said...

Vic,

I'm happy for you. To be able to do (for a career) something that you have an absolute passion for is, at times, a dream come true.

Congratulations.

Jon

Holden said...

Congrats Vic!

There is nothing more satisfying than completing a goal and to relish in your achievements. Best of luck in your new career.

lisaleese said...

Fabooooo... Changing careers can be scary but your success story is VERY inspiring....