Health Education Center Hosts Healthcare Careers Discovery Academy

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St. Petersburg College is providing an amazing opportunity for current high school students and recent 2017 grads who are considering healthcare careers at our Summer High School Health Career Discovery Academy.  At the two-day event, students can learn more about the high-skill, high-demand and high-wage health care careers, as well as the education requirements needed to enter the field. The event will be held at the Caruth Health Education Center, 7200 66th St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781, on July 26 and 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is predicted to add more than two million new jobs in the next decade – a much faster employment growth rate than any other occupation. With a median annual wage for healthcare practitioners like nurses, physicians and dental hygienists at $63,420 in May 2016, salaries in healthcare are much higher than the median annual wage for all occupations, which was $37,040.

This two-day event will introduce high school students to many different options in healthcare careers. They can also learn about all of the degrees and certificates offered in health care at SPC in our nationally-accredited programs with top-notch facilities, including a patient-care clinic for dental hygiene, an $11 million building for the College of Orthotics and Prosthetics, a multi-million dollar Simulation Center for Excellence in Nursing and 32,000-square-foot Veterinary Technology Center located next to Pinellas County Animal Services.

Event attendees will:

• Learn about health career job outlook and opportunities in Tampa Bay
• Tour the campus and labs with fun, interactive and hands-on activities
• Have lunch and ask questions with faculty, students, deans and program directors
• Speak with Career and Academic Advisors
• Learn about financial aid, dual enrollment and our USF partnership with FUSE

The Summer High School Academy is FREE and lunch and a snack will be provided each day. Also, participants will be entered for a chance to win a Windows-10 Tablet!

Seats are limited and an RSVP is required by filling out the survey invite.

For any questions please contact Dawn Janusz at

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