I was a little worried about living in a remote town in Alaska and studying at M State, but it turned out to be a great experience. We had been living in Minnesota when I started attending M State, but when my husband got a job offer in Alaska we decided it would be a great opportunity for our family.
When I began the online program, I was a little nervous and hesitant – I didn’t know what to expect, and I wasn’t sure about how I would learn in an online setting. My HIT instructors made everything so easy. If I had any questions, I could email them and get an answer immediately.
I chose to pursue a career in health information technology because I always wanted to be a part of the medical field, but I wanted something behind the scenes. I like that I am involved with helping people, but I don’t have to be hands-on with patients.
I am so glad that I decided to attend M State and study through the online HIT program. It is a great opportunity for busy students who are unable to attend regular physical classes but would still like to earn a degree. I would recommend M State to anyone, even if they live in a remote area.
Angela Morris of Valdez, Alaska, graduated from M State in the spring of 2019 and is currently the client support coordinator in the counseling center at Providence Valdez Medical Center, where she completed her HIT internship.