Jennifer Clauson started as an instructor in the Medical Assistant program at DCTC in 2020. She worked at Northfield Hospital + Clinics, as a CMA in a variety of medical specialties for over nine years. She attended the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Therapeutic Recreation. She attended DCTC and earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Medical Assistant in 2012.
Jennifer has worked in numerous positions in the health-care field. She has experience working as a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). She is a current member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Jennifer enjoys cooking and baking, yoga, swimming, movies, reading, and spending large amounts of time in the sun by a pool.
Seeing the students build their confidence as they gain new knowledge and skills is a favorite part of her job as a medical assistant instructor. “They start out so timid and unsure,” she said, “and it’s fun to see their confidence grow.”