CAREER CHOICES

CAREER CHOICES

Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:41 am

CAREER CHOICES | CAREER CHOICES
CAREER CHOICES — Fulton High School students Anthony Jones, Catherine Hutchison, Kre Westbrook and Aaliyah Gholson recently watched a demonstration of respiratory therapy performed on a simulated patient. Coach Brad Rozzell’s Freshmen Health/PE classes were visited by health career coordinator Missy Stokes from Murray (Ky.) State University. She works within 12 counties in Kentucky, visiting area schools and covering various careers in the health care field. The visits give students a chance to use hands-on methods relating to a health care field of study, including respiratory therapy. Students learned about educational requirements, pay and the tools needed when working with patients. Future presentations will focus on physical therapy, dental, nursing, occupational therapy, surgical tech and sonography. If students choose to enter the program of health career studies, they will have the opportunity to go to local hospitals in their community, work next to health care professionals and gain first-hand knowledge of their daily job duties. Fulton High School students have already been to the MSU building in Paducah, Ky., and walked through the Health Career Fair last month.Published in The WCP 12.27.12

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