Students take part in Medical Discovery Days

BusinessNorth 11/20/2014

Students from Bayfield, Drummond, South Shore, and Washburn High Schools recently participated in Medical Discovery Days, a two-day healthcare exploration opportunity. They were exposed to a wide variety of healthcare professions while touring the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Ashland Campus.

Students learned about WITC’s healthcare related programs, including nursing, medical assistant, health information technician, and others, and how to prepare for careers in the region. They receive hands-on experience as they go behind the scenes of area healthcare facilities and meet and interact with professionals on the job. Some of the highlighted professions that include nursing, physical therapy, dental assistant and health information technology.

Wisconsin employs more than 300,000 in healthcare. It is one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the U.S. with more than 338,000 new jobs added last year. The demand for workers is expected to continue, especially true in Northern Wisconsin, where it is estimated that the percentage of the population age 65 and older will dramatically increase by 2040.

Students in Northwest Wisconsin have been able to explore healthcare career pathways through Medical Discovery Days since 2007. The event rotates around an eight-county region.

The event is brought to the area by a partnership of Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (CEP, Inc.), Northwest Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and regional businesses.

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