Biomedical Equipment Technology is the program pursued by the student

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HARLINGEN, Texas An adoring relationship existed between Harlingen resident and Navy veteran Lucia Zifko and her grandfather, who was afflicted by a heart condition. Since his death, her main goal has been to get a Texas State Technical College degree in a healthcare field.

Zifko looked into medical careers involving electronics before enrolling in TSTC’s program. She is now attending TSTC’s Harlingen campus to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology, becoming the first member of her family to do so.

During her time in the Navy, she worked as an aviation electronics technician. “I thought that the degree programme would be a good fit for my knowledge.”

The veteran also attended TSTC many years ago for educational purposes. In 2016, she graduated from Harlingen Early College High School (now UTRGV Harlingen Collegiate High School) as a certified nursing assistant through TSTC’s dual enrollment program.

At the school where she is currently enrolled, Zifko is having a great time learning about biomedical equipment technology.

According to her, “classes are informative, and labs are engaging.” She said. The Navy gave me a solid foundation in electronics, and now I’m applying what I’ve learned there.

She praised the program’s instructors for their ability to make learning new material fun.

According to her, they are “extremely detailed in their instruction.” They also let us know about job openings and internships that are currently available.

Zifko has found a unique way to remember the man who inspired her to continue her education.

That’s how much he’s missed, “she said of her grandfather’s passing. “Now I have a tattoo of the heart’s anatomy in his memory.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical equipment repairers in Texas make an average yearly salary of $49,000. According to one website, the allied health field is expected to grow by 12 percent in Texas over the next decade.

TSTC’s Harlingen and Waco campuses each offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology.

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Zaid Quraishi
My name is Zaid Quraishi. I pride myself on being a meticulous and organized individual who has done his Bachelors in Medical Technology and currently pursuing my Master's in the same course from Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences. I belong to the beautiful valley of Kashmir, and my hometown is Srinagar. I am the elder sibling of my younger brother. As far as my strengths are concerned, I am effectively communicative, optimistic, reliable, a team player, and time-efficient. My weaknesses are that I am an honest person and I tend to be blunt, and sometimes, I like to work alone. I am passionate about content writing, online gaming, and learning new things, especially languages (currently German). I have written two papers for my University degree, which helped me immensely in learning how to write effectively. I am confident in my writing skills, and I can effectively pour my thoughts out in writing and express myself so that the reader relates to it and is intrigued by the content. I love to play with my pet cat, and she is a darling to me. The thing that I dislike the most is being distracted when you are in the zone. Currently, I am a content writer in a dynamic work environment at Shouzy, ready to improve readers' satisfaction and increase retention levels.

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