In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on February 11, we wanted to shine a light on some of the amazing Conexus medical technologists whose valuable skills make a difference in people’s lives, every day. We’re incredibly proud of all of them, and hope that they can inspire a new generation of women and girls to realize their dreams.
“I was inspired to pursue this career because my mom was a medical technologist, and I felt this would somehow honor her memory, but then, I also fell in love with the job. After all, without us, the Doctor is just guessing.
Coming from a struggling background like mine, and yet being able to come to the U.S. and live my American dream was not an easy fit, but with the determination I had, I was able to pull through. As a woman in the society, you always have to work twice as hard to be recognized one way or the other. But like I said, with proper motivation and determination, you can do anything you set your mind to.”
“I have a heart of caring for the sick and I love researching. I want to give quality care of high standards to the sick. Women and girls should enter this field; it’s good for improving skills and broadening knowledge.”
“I have always been the curious one growing up. Not knowing what medical technologists do, I enrolled to the course head-on and just grew to love the idea of being the person behind the scenes or we can say behind the diagnosis Being good at my job and establishing an upstanding reputation wherever I work is always a goal I set to achieve. I am pretty happy where I'm at today but it wouldn't hurt if we were recognized and heard sometimes.
Working as a medical technologist, especially in a foreign country, has its ups and downs. It was definitely not all sunshine and sunflowers for me yet it was all worth it. If you dream to be in the United States then you have to work hard. Everything will just fall into place when you set your mind to it.”
“What inspires me to work as a medical technologist is the unending learnings. It is sometimes challenging but it is worth it! One of my future goals is of course to upgrade my level as a medical technologist. Not only by position but uplifting my knowledge, expertise and gaining more experience to be a better medical technologist.
Whatever challenges you may face inside and outside the lab, you need to embrace them because they will make you strong in the future! Lab life is not easy but once you put in some effort you’ve got it! Good luck and always PRAY.”
“Giving my service to relieve people and patients from pain in their bodies is something that has always been satisfying to me. I wanted to be a doctor but I didn't qualify because of my GPA grades after high school. To be amongst those championing for Quality Assurance in Laboratory Diagnosis is something I care about. My advice to other medical technologists who have dreams of working in the U.S. is that their dreams are valid and they can do it.”
“Providing timely and accurate patient diagnoses inspired me to pursue being a medical technologist. Learning the science behind every medical condition equips me with all that is required to provide adequate medical intervention to all patients. The career path once you become a medical technologist is broad, with different areas of specialization all linked to patient care. My goal is to venture into the medical research field. With the increased scientific medical research toward the creation of cures for different medical conditions, I hope to be part of this milestone someday.
I would encourage all women who are passionate about emerging scientific intervention and research to put in place the necessary steps to get there without wavering. It's fulfilling both financially and mentally to do something you love daily. The right diagnosis given is one life saved.”
Thank you to all of the inspirational women who are blazing new paths in science!