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Palmerston North Hospital’s Education Centre will play host to MDHB’s second annual Careers in Health Day on 19 June.

​The event, which will run from 8.30am-2pm, provides an opportunity for the public, secondary students, and tertiary students to learn more about health careers from staff working in those roles. In addition to talking to these staff, those looking to enter the health workforce can also check out displays and take part in interactive activities to get a taste of what the job is like.

A wide variety of health professions will be 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 is welcoming anyone who has an interest in health to come along and see what the sector has to offer.

She said: “The first thing you realise when you begin working in the health sector is that there is a real range of opportunities that can provide diverse and interesting careers. With so many different roles available, there are many ways people can learn and develop their careers. Of course a career in health also means that you are spending every day working to improve the lives of others.

“We are happy to talk to anyone about a career in health, whether you are in secondary school and are looking toward tertiary training, if you’re already at uni or polytech and want to know more about future directions, or if you’re already out in the workforce and are looking for a change of direction; we are here to help.”

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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