Maegan Langridge: Leaping from hospitality to health care
April 14, 2014
Maegan Langridge describes herself as "a people person." It's a quality that serves her just as well in her current career as a health care assistant for Vancouver Coastal Health as it did in the hospitality industry.
The 33-year-old worked as a server and bartender for many years. After her son Adam was born four years ago, she found a job as a nanny so she could take him with her.
"When he turned three, I started thinking about what I wanted to do next," she recalls. Maegan felt that if she was going to spend time away from her family, her work had to be rewarding.
Capilano University's seven-month, full-time Health Care Assistant program suited her needs, had a good record for having its students find jobs after graduation, and offered the benefit of on-site daycare.
Langridge describes the program as "amazing." She appreciated the small class of 19 students. She found the instructors helpful and open, with a wealth of real-life experience that they were willing to share, and describes her classroom discussions as "inspiring and engaging."
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