After being laid off from a private sector technology job, Linda Gebaroof directed her energies toward starting a career in health I.T. Having worked as licensed practical nurse many years ago, and with an associate's degree in computer science, she figured moving into health care I.T. wasn't much of stretch.

And to increase her marketability, she enrolled in and completed an HIT training program at a nearby community college, a program funded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology's Community College Consortia program, designed to train more than 10,500 new HIT professionals a year.

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