Living Their Dream Job

Hundreds of students have discovered their career paths in healthcare through our guidance and student programs. Here are some of their stories.

“Being an Echo Sonographer is an exciting job with opportunities for growth,” said Diana Hatcher


Studying the heart and seeing how it functions provides Diana with fascinating views of the heart as an Echo Sonographer. It is a rewarding field with opportunities for growth as Diana plans to specialize in pediatric echo sonography. Diana is living her dream job knowing the results of her studies could be the link a physician needs to help deliver life-saving cardiac care to patients.

“Registration is one of the patient’s first impressions of the hospital,” said Jasmine. “The experience they receive in registration is key to ensuring the remainder of their visit is going to be positive.”


Starting her healthcare career as a Sitter in the Emergency Department allowed Jasmine to observe the role of patient registration representatives. As an outgoing person who enjoys helping people, Jasmine found this position appealing. She sees her new role as an essential link to the patient’s experience.

“The best part of my day is being able to make a positive difference in patients’ lives and helping them on their healing journey,” said Susannah Ireland, RN


Susannah became interested in nursing after participating in a high school career shadowing program. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for four years before reaching her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse.

“I truly enjoy interacting with people and helping them get back to doing what they love,” said Justin Mathews, Physical Therapist

Justin grew up playing sports and from his own experience with physical therapy, he knew that it would be his career path. Justin is now a Physical Therapist working with McLeod Orthopedic Providers and Athletic Trainers

“McLeod Health has helped me so much in working toward my healthcare care as a Nurse,” said Caleb Fowler.


Sometimes finding your dream job means you have to try new things. Caleb took Sports Medicine classes in High School and it inspired him to get into nursing. Caleb is now a Nurse Extern at McLeod Health while he works towards his nursing degree.

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