TSTC program chair finds fulfillment in helping students across the state

(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Seventeen years at Texas State Technical College have brought Sarah Brooks many moments she will never forget. Serving as program chair for Health Information Technology, she not only has found a meaningful career but also has guided students toward fulfilling aspirations of their own.

What inspired you to take on a role in the medical field?

I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in the health care field, but not necessarily with direct patient contact. I was very excited to learn about the many different job opportunities available in the health information field. This career path also allowed me to have a normal work schedule while having a busy family life.

Do you have a favorite TSTC memory?

There are so many it is difficult to choose just one. My most treasured memories all stem from previous students who have contacted me to share their career successes. I love hearing the excitement and pride in their voices.

What do you enjoy most about working with students?

Being an online instructor allows me the opportunity to interact with many students from different areas across the state with a variety of life experiences. It is so rewarding to watch our students learn, develop, and then apply the knowledge and skills that I had a hand in teaching and mentoring them. It is such a privilege to watch these students grow and realize their own capabilities.

To learn more about Health Information Technology at TSTC, visit tstc.edu/programs/HealthInformationTechnology.