Discovering Health Care Expo allows students to explore career pathways

Hundreds of middle and high school students attended the Alliance’s annual Discovering Health Care Expo at Carroll University.

Waukesha County students participated in various hands-on, interactive activities like learning how to use physical therapy tests, blood testing equipment, following proper procedures to dress like a surgeon, and more.

The health care industry continues to face a drastic workforce shortage. And unfortunately, the demand for health care professionals will only increase as the baby boomer population ages. According to the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington WOW Workforce Development Center, health care sectors in just those three counties will face an average employment increase of 16.2% by the year 2022, or an additional 13,000 workers.

The Discovering Health Care Expo is an opportunity to engage middle and high school students considering a career in healthcare and show them the multitude of career paths available in the industry.

Thank you to our sponsors: Capri Senior Communities, Carroll University, Children’s Wisconsin, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Herzing University, ProHealth Care and Waukesha County Technical College.