Gateway-Sponsored Health Careers Showcase Expects 700 Students Sept. 13

The North Central Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC) said today it expects more than 700 local high school students from 18 schools to attend the upcoming Health Careers Showcase on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon Thomas More Colleges Connor Convocation Center.

The annual event will feature practicing health professionals, faculty members and current students in more than 25 different health programs that range from medical school to medical massage. Each featured career will include hands-on activities for the students, as well as information about the career and the necessary educational preparation.

Health professionals from St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Northern Kentucky Independent Health Department, and the Edgewood Fire Department will be available to talk with students. Faculty members from colleges including Gateway Community and Technical College, the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, University of Pikeville College of Medicine, and Spalding University will participate.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is a co-sponsor of the Showcase. Other partners include Gateway and Thomas More College.

According to Bradley Persinger, NC AHECs showcase coordinator, the event is designed to show students the huge range of healthcare careers and the expected job growth in healthcare. Many students don't realize there are numerous areas in health that require only two to four years of education to earn a very good living and enable practitioners to help people at the same time.

For more information, call Bradley Persinger, MPH, at (859) 815-7784.