Palmerston North Hospital’s Education Centre was packed today as secondary school students and members of the public attended MDHB’s ‘Careers in Health’ Day.
The event provides an opportunity for students to learn from workers in the health sector, and experience some of the work they could be tackling in the future. Schools from across the MDHB area were in attendance, including Palmerston North Girls’ High, Palmerston North Boys’ High, Freyberg High, St Peter’s College, Longburn Adventist College and Queen Elizabeth College.
A wide variety of health professions were on display, including doctors, midwives, medical imaging, radiation therapy, social workers and St John, plus many others who were keen to share their expertise with the potential health workers.
MDHB Medical Recruitment Consultant Christine Wood was happy to see so many people showing an interest in health.
She said: “We’ve had an incredible amount of interest from the public, and this year’s event has certainly attracted more people than last year’s which is great to see. Health is an engaging and interesting career path, and is one of the biggest employers in the district, so it’s no surprise that it’s attracting the attention of those looking for career ideas.”
This event follows on from several previous careers opportunities this year including a stand at Palmerston North’s Sort It Expo in April, and visits to secondary schools in Dannevirke, Horowhenua and Feilding, with a planned visit to Otaki in July.
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