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Mercedes Beebe - Autry Technology Center

Health care worker had a stethoscope in her hand before her high school diploma.

THEN: A Hennessey High School student who enjoyed taking care of people. Mercedes Beebe was pretty sure health care was the right field for her, but before she officially started her career, she wanted to do a test-run. Mercedes said she wanted to get a feel for the nursing environment. She enrolled in the long-term care aide program at Autry Technology Center, where she

  • Received CPR certification.
  • Learned patience in working with others.
  • Received her basic life support certification.
  • Learned health care skills that landed her a part-time job in the nursing field.

NOW: Mercedes just finished her junior year of high school, and is already working as a long-term care aide at Cimarron Nursing and Rehab in Kingfisher. After high school, she wants to return to Autry Tech to get her LPN degree.

“The instructors were very helpful while I worked toward my certification,” she said.

Mercedes said it’s important to have goals, to write them down and to stick to them. Her long-term goal is to work in a doctor’s office.

“Remember the little goals it takes to get to the main one,” she added.


“CareerTech is a good place to start a lot of careers.”

Mercedes Beebe

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