Students in the Mountainland Region will begin their summer by taking one day to explore a future career in the medical field. Utah County High Schools have partnered with Intermountain Healthcare and MountainStar Healthcare to help students discover a career in the health care industry. Each hospital will host 20 students, who were selected from a pool of applicants, during six one day summer camps.
Between June 1 and June 17 students in Provo, Alpine, Nebo, North Summit, South Summit, Park City, and Wasatch School Districts and the Utah County Academy of Sciences will participate in one of six health care summer camps. Students will attend a camp at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Mountain View Hospital, or Timpanogos Regional Hospital where they will job shadow a health care professional and learn what education and job skills are required to work in the medical field and a health care facility.
June 1: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center hosts Provo School District and the Utah County Academy of Sciences.
June 8: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center hosts Alpine School District.
June 9: Mountain View Hospital hosts Nebo School District and the Utah County Academy of Sciences.
June 10: Timpanogos Regional Hospital hosts Alpine School District.
June 16: Mountain View Hospital hosts Nebo School District.
June 17: Timpanogos Regional Hospital hosts North Summit, South Summit, Park City, and Wasatch School Districts.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the United States, employing over 14 million workers in more than 200 careers. The explosion of technology in health care and an unprecedented aging population contribute to the national health care workforce shortage. Approximately 28 percent of all new jobs will be created in the health care industry through the year 2018, which translates to 3.2 million new health care positions nationwide.