• Mon. Mar 20th, 2023

New school gets you started in your career in the health field


1st Choice Career Center at 4223 Harrison Ave., Suite 3, Cheviot 45211, has an amazing program that offers entry level medical positions that gets you started in your career in the health field. 1st Choice works with organizations to help get people started on the right foot.

Minority business owners Kamiliya Killings and Boyd Siatwaambo operate the new school on the Westside. They opened in 2021 and have been helping people get started in the healthcare field.  

Boyd Siatwaambo and Kamiliya Killings are former University of Cincinnati Medical Center employees who have seen first hand and know a thing or two about entry level jobs and the impact and how they can make a difference.

1st Choice Career Center owners/operators are Boyd Siatwaambo and Kamiliya Killings. Photo provided

Boyd Siatwaambo is a first generation African American who started at UC as a housekeeper and worked his way up to being a supervisor of OR sterile processing. He was also the liaison between the doctors  and the processing and supply departments.

Kamiliya Killings started off as a lab tech/ phlebotomist, eventually working her way up to becoming an intensive care nurse in the medical ICU.

Both of them saw the demands and burnout of COVID pandemic on the healthcare team.

They left UC so inspired by the demand and aftermath of COVID that they decided to take this demand and supply the healthcare field with new, fresh eyes to help everyone in the medical field in the future.

Students from the 1st Choice medical programs show off their new licenses. Photo provided

The programs offered by 1st Choice are EKG technician, medical assistant, phlebotomy and State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) licenses. 

The center works with the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Community Action Agency, Community Link, Ohio Means Jobs, and Dohn High School

Visit www.1stchoice.com for more information. 

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