Mind & Spirit

RVC Hosts Health Career Fair



ROCKFORD — Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2012 will mark the ninth time in the last twelve years that Rock Valley College and the three Rockford-area health systems (OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health System and SwedishAmerican Health System) are sponsoring an event to promote awareness of the many available medical career options.

The Health Care Career Fair runs from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC) on the RVC main campus. Both sessions are open to the public, and school groups from across northern Illinois will be attending Friday’s session.

While it is important to note that this event is not a job fair or job recruitment fair, there are plenty of things for attendees of all ages to see and do.

Representatives from all four sponsoring organizations will be on site engaging those in attendance from interactive booths representing a wide array of health care careers, including:

* Nursing- RN, LPN, CNA
* Rehabilitation Careers
* Respiratory Care
* Laboratory Science
* Emergency Medical Services
* Surgical Technology
* Medical Imaging/Radiation Therapy
* Dental Hygiene
* Pharmacy
* Sleep Center
* Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
* Women’s and Children’s Health

In addition to these hands-on exhibits, those who attend the fair will learn about the education and skills needed to pursue the medical career that interests them, will have an opportunity to talk to students and professionals in each field, and can even visit a simulated operating room and emergency room.

For more information on the Health Care Career Fair at Rock Valley College call (815) 921-3200.

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