It’s time again for the Health Professions Graduate School Fair, otherwise known as the NC Health Careers Expo! This event is one of several stops in NC featuring a variety of healthcare-oriented graduate programs for students to meet and interact with. This event is taking place on Wednesday, March 29th from 6pm-8pm in the Kaplan Wellness Center.
The healthcare industry, or “career cluster” as it is less commonly known, is expected to be #1 in job growth in North Carolina over the next 10 years. Approximately one third of the state’s “hot jobs” are a part of this cluster, making healthcare the hottest, fastest-growing industry out there! Among the many exciting roles available in this exploding field are several occupations that require graduate school and a professional license to be able to practice. Medicine is typically the most commonly known, but there are plenty of different graduate programs out there that work with people and health in different ways! To learn more about the healthcare industry and related healthcare careers visit these websites for more information http://nccareers.org/careerguide/cluster.php?c=hea and https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm .
The 2017 Health Professions Graduate School Fair will feature local and national programs in a variety of fields, including:
- Physician Assistant
- Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
- Public Health
Though less well known than a traditional Medical degree (MD), both the Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA) credentials allow you to interact directly with patients at a higher level than other supporting roles, without the much larger expense and longer timeline of a medical program! Other pathways represented at the fair allow you to explore the variety of programs and occupations in the healthcare field, ask questions about the best ways to get in, and find out what your career might look like in a few short years.
Don’t miss this opportunity to find out more about the great healthcare programs that are waiting for you! All majors are welcome since many of these programs only require a handful of natural science courses to qualify for admission.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Career Services Center at email@example.com or (336) 334-5454. We look forward to welcoming you to the fair!