This Thanksgiving, the Allen School and its students taking medical billing classes online, those studying to earn nursing assistant certification and those taking medical office assistant training have much to be thankful for. We’d like to express our gratitude in this season of thankfulness for the following: Online medical coding class students are thankful for not having to commute as the weather grows colder. Taking medical billing classes online means they can stay comfortably ensconced in their cozy homes while they work on starting an exciting new career. Certified nursing assistant trainees are thankful for the US Department of Labor statistics that show ongoing robust growth in the medical field. This means once they’ve earned their nursing assistant certifications, they won’t have to worry about their jobs being outsourced or being laid off should the economy turn sour again. Medical office assistants are thankful for an administrative pathway into the medical industry that could be a lifelong career in and of itself; or could be the first step on a journey into a career in medicine. We here at the Allen School blog are thankful for the ongoing opportunity to bring interesting, relevant, sometimes comical information and stories to you, our readers. As we all sit down to Thanksgiving Day feasts with our loved ones and friends, let’s all remember to give thanks for those brave men and women who are serving our country overseas in the US Armed Forces.