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  • Jessica Mansfield
    Respiratory Therapy Student

    "If I can go to school and work (while raising) two small children, what makes you think you can’t do it?"

    Jessica has always had a dream to become a medical professional and help other people. She became interested in a career as a respiratory therapist by talking to one of her friends who was a previous graduate of the Respiratory Therapy Program here at Pueblo Community College. Jessica saw how successful her friend was and how she never complained about her job. She knew that becoming a respiratory therapist was something that she would never get tired of doing and that she would find happiness in her career goals. She got a job working at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Respiratory Support Services, helping physicians with bronchoscopy and patients with home care set-up for respiratory services.

    While in clinical rotations, Jessica sees many career opportunities for PCC respiratory therapy graduates. At least one of the hospitals in our region is always looking to hire a new respiratory therapist. Jessica is 27 years old and a very busy student with 2 smaller children, is the wife of a Pueblo police officer, and holds a grade point average above 3.79. She will be graduating as a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. Her future goals are to continue on with her education to get a Bachelor’s of Science in respiratory therapy, become credentialed in a specialized field in respiratory therapy, and someday teach in the program here at PCC.