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Health Care Exploration Day At Iowa Lakes Community College

March 5, 2019
Emmetsburg News

Iowa Lakes Community College will host the a Health Care Exploration Day on Friday, March 9, at 9 a.m. on the Emmetsburg Campus of Iowa Lakes Community. This year's event will feature a variety of hands-on learning activities. Keynote speaker is Brett Antczak, who will present on the outlook of healthcare careers.

The day includes a healthcare job fair. That event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Smith Wellness Center. This ia a way for Iowa Lakes to provide students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of various medical professions. Area high school students are encouraged to attend.

"This event will allow us to expose our area youth to health care professions and to show students that they have so many opportunities to achieve their educational goals right here," said Autumn Larsen, Intermediary Connections Coordinator at Iowa Lakes.

According to the United States Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026. This growth projection shows that the demand for healthcare professionals is increasing at a much faster rate than any other occupational group. This increase would equate to a need for an additional 2.4 million new health care professionals to enter the workforce.

"Much of the projected growth is mainly due to an aging population and a great demand for healthcare services," Larsen added.

Students attending this year's event will also have the opportunity to participate in a "Stop the Bleed" training session. This session is scheduled to take place from12:45 to 2 p.m. This training session has been developed as a way to educate and empower the general public on basic techniques for bleeding control.

For more information about the Health Care Exploration day, please contact Autumn Larsen, at 712-362-6838, or Kendra Hough at 712-852-5246.



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