Healthcare Career Day invites high school students to Mid Coast Hospital

Healthcare Career Day invites high school
juniors and seniors to Mid Coast Hospital

BRUNSWICK---Mid Coast Hospital is inviting high school students to “Healthcare Career Day” on Wednesday, March 25. Interested students should contact their high school guidance counselors for details or call the hospital director of volunteers at 373-6015.

For the investment of about two hours, students will learn about careers in the healthcare field--there are many and varied jobs from the laboratory technologist to the nurse pratitioner and from a physician surgeon to a pharmacist or therapist.

THose examples, according to Coleen Farrell the hospital's human resource director, are just scratching the tip of career fields that may be interesting.

"Most every healthcare professional is in demand today, the jobs are tremendously intersting, call for a variety of skills, help people directly or indirectly, and are an integral part of the community."

"Healthcare careers are an integral part of the community." explains human resources manager Coleen Farrell. "There is interesting and challenging work whether you are interested in technology or in direct patient care. And the employment is steady."

During the two-hour morning or afternoon workshops, students will get a hands on, close-up look at a variety of career fields, as well as learn about volunteer opportunities in the hospital for students and the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary healthcare scholarship program. The welcoming committee for the students will be drawn from doctors, nurses, therapists, technologists, pharmacists, EMTs and other practitioners affiliated with or on staff at the hospital.

Students will be able to tour the new Mid Coast Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility with the latest in healthcare technology, said to set a national standard for smaller medical centers.

"Our goal is to provide students with a very visible and easily understood representation of the opportunities in healthcare. We will also be able to point them in the right direction for the education and training needed to enter the various healthcare professions," says Farrell.

The hospital staff has gathered information from various programs, including vocational centers, technical colleges, and universities. These range from year long with clinical rotations for aides to masters and doctoral level programs in other fields. There will be information on scholarships and volunteer opportunities that may be a plus in applying to programs. Career Day is being held in conjunction with National Healthcare Volunteer Day on April 28.

For more information on the program, call Millie Stewart, Director of Volunteer Services, at 373-6015, or guidance counselors at the area high schools.