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NECC Education Helps Methuen Woman Land Dream Career

Submitted by on July 20, 2017 – 7:57 pm

Sheri Carter, Business Management: Healthcare Practice

Even before Sheri Carter earned her associate degree from Northern Essex, her education was already working for her. She went from having a job to having a career.

The 46-year-old Dracut resident graduated in May of 2016 with an Associate Degree in Business Management: Healthcare Practice, and as a student secured her “dream” position as a security applications coordinator in Boston for Partners HealthCare’s eCare, the new electronic health care record system implemented at all Partner institutions. She now assists new or existing users in gaining access to the new system.

The road to Sheri’s degree with honors actually began in 1990, shortly after she graduated from Salem High School in New Hampshire. An early marriage and four children pulled her attention from her education as she focused on her family and wearing the many hats of Girl Scout leader, den mother, cheerleading coach, and school volunteer.

Sheri enrolled at NECC a few times, but children’s schedules and three part-time jobs took precedence. In 2009, she enrolled again taking two and three classes each semester, worked as a medical secretary. Her experience plus her NECC education made her the perfect candidate for her job at Partners, she said.

“In my experience, Northern Essex opened doors for me and helped me find a career I love.”

After her return to NECC, Sheri earned a 4.0 GPA every semester and embraced her role as a college student. She was a member of Alpha Beta Gamma Omicron, the international business honor society; the iHealth Advisory Board; and the NECC Student Leadership Development Program.

“In my experience, Northern Essex opened doors for me and helped me find a career I love,” she said.

One of the doors it opened was to Southern New Hampshire University, where she is enrolled in the business management: health care information program.

 

For my information on the Business Management: Healthcare Practice Program at Northern Essex, contact Enrollment Services, admission@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3700.

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