Health care is predicted to continue to be one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. The Bureau of Labor predicts that occupations and industries related to health care will add 5 million jobs between 2012 and 2022, which is more than any other industry. This growth reflects, in part, the demand for health care workers to address the needs of an aging population. As a result, rewarding career opportunities will continue to be available in multiple health care settings.
The recruitment and educational preparation of middle school and high school students is necessary in creating the workforce that will be needed to provide future services. The Health Careers Program provides opportunities for exploration of career choices through future nurses clubs, health career clubs, health careers conferences and health discovery camps. Shadowing, mentoring and hands-on demonstrations are offered through the program and its partnerships with education and medical institutions across the Coastal Bend.
The Health Careers Program recruits students into the health care field by exposing them to the array of career options the industry offers. The following opportunities are available for your school: