Robert Mangyik’s long journey to a career in healthcare has been more than 20 years in the making. He can remember having an interest in the medical field, radiology and MRI in particular, as far back as high school. Unfortunately at that time, the opportunity to pursue those interests never presented itself. Rather than exploring the possibilities that existed in healthcare, Robert started to work and develop his professional career at a young age.
With hard work and perseverance, Robert was able to excel in multiple industries in various management positions. Unfortunately in the midst of his career growth, the national company that he worked for was liquidated. Robert found himself at a unique crossroads. He could go out and seek another position at a new company or he could finally pursue his interest in the healthcare field.
Luckily he had a loving wife who supported him and also happened to work in the healthcare field. With her support and his own personal belief that he belonged in the healthcare field, Robert took a “leap of faith” and enrolled in the MRI Technologist program at AIMS. As an MRI student he displayed the same hard work and determination that allowed him to excel in his previous career.
“My AIMS instructors [were] the perfect blend of passionate, knowledgeable and motivating.”
The last stage of Robert’s MRI training was his clinical internship. He found it to be both challenging and rewarding. The education he received from his instructors allowed him to enter the internship portion of his program with confidence. He even surprised many of his coworkers with the knowledge and skill set he brought with him.
Robert successfully graduated from the MRI Technologist program in September 2015. Shortly after graduating he sat for and passed the MRI Technologist certification exam offered by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). Armed with his certificate from AIMS and certification from ARMRIT, Robert was able to secure employment as a per diem MRI Technologist at 2 well-known hospitals and an outpatient imaging center.
Despite having achieved his goal of working in the healthcare field, Robert is not resting on his laurels. Instead he is continuing his education by working toward an associate degree. He hopes the degree will allow him to sit for additional certification exams and in the process advance his career even further.