Learning about careers in health care

More than 500 middle and high school students in Waukesha County joined us at Carroll University for the Many Futures in Health Care Career Pathways Expo.

Students participated in hands-on, interactive activities like physical therapy tests, blood testing equipment, exploring an ambulance, following proper procedures to dress like a surgeon, pet therapy and more.

Most industries are facing a worker shortage, but the health care industry is facing that on top of an aging baby boomer population that will increase the demand for health care. 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 goal of the career expo is to engage high school students, get them interested in health care careers and show them all the career paths available to them in the industry.

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