January 27, 2014 : Imagine Your Possibilities: Fairfield Medical Center Data Analyst Jared Schoenlaub
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – When Jared Schoenlaub, 25, graduated from high school, he was a little lost. Schoenlaub graduated from Cincinnati Elder High School but ended up in Fairfield County shortly thereafter.
“My mom passed away when I was 16. My dad later remarried, and she was from Bremen. So after high school we moved to Bremen,” said Schoenlaub. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, and my step-mom said, ‘Why don’t you go to the regional campus?’ I knew I wanted to go to school, but I wasn’t sure where.”
In the beginning, Schoenlaub only expected to stay a year or two and then transfer to Athens or another residential campus. However, the atmosphere at OUL was something he valued, and Schoenlaub said Ohio University Lancaster was a good fit for him.
“It was a small environment. I loved the one-on-one interaction,” said Schoenlaub. “I could go to professors to talk about what I needed to do. I thought it was a more personal experience.”
Schoenlaub went through a couple of different majors before settling on Health Services Administration
. His advisor told him about the major, and after Schoenlaub looked into it, he knew it was the right major for him.
“I looked into nursing, and I love science,” said Schoenlaub. “Health Administration ended up being perfect for me.”
The Health Services Administration Bachelor's Degree program at OUL prepares students for entry level supervisory and staff positions within a wide variety of healthcare settings. Students are prepared for positions in acute, subacute and ambulatory care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, physician offices and other related health delivery systems.
After getting into the program, Schoenlaub was able to channel his love for science and medicine into a job where he was helping people with health issues in his own community. He did an internship at Fairfield Medical Center while in school, which lead to a full-time job at the hospital. Schoenlaub graduated from OUL in November, 2011, and was hired as a clerical specialist in Human Resources at FMC. After six months, he was promoted to data analyst. As a data analyst, Schoenlaub creates reports for managers and other employees, manages employee evaluations and deals with terminations and resignations.
“It took a lot of effort on my part to get where I wanted to be,” said Schoenlaub. “But, OUL and the staff there pointed me in the right direction for sure.”