Career profile: Lizbeth Diaz, healthcare

Career profile: Lizbeth Diaz, healthcare

By Chloe Bice Posted December 16, 2022

Working in healthcare isn’t an easy job. People must work really hard to get to a position that they want to be in. It takes years of schooling and training in order to become what it is you want to be. 

All of this hard work was accomplished by a medical assistant named Lizbeth Diaz at Humboldt General Hospital. Diaz works for Dr. Brittani Smith at Humboldt General Hospital.

“Some of the duties my job entitles are taking vitals, administering vaccines, setting up and assisting in procedures, and answering phone calls/making phone calls,” said Diaz. “ I also send in prescriptions to pharmacies.”

Being a person who works in the medical field is something that takes time and effort and a lot of energy to do. After graduating from Lowry in June 2020, she went in as a medical assistant with no prior training. She then became certified a year later by taking an exam.

“The thing that I like most about my job is meeting new people, creating relationships with patients and coworkers, and being able to help people when they are in need,” said Diaz. 

She works hard to ensure that the people she helps feel safe and welcome in the office. 

When someone chooses a career like this, it takes dedication to pursue it all the way and not quit.

“I have wanted to work in healthcare since I was little,” said Diaz. “I have always had a passion for helping others and I knew I wanted a career in which I could help others.”

Diaz continues to work hard at her job and makes more and more progress and changes every day to help the world become a healthier and safer place.

Lizbeth Diaz gears up with Dr. Brittani Smith to head into work. /Courtesy • Lizbeth Diaz
Lizbeth Diaz gears up with Dr. Brittani Smith to head into work. /Courtesy • Lizbeth Diaz