High school students get hands-on a health career fair

By WEEK Producer

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- High school students from across the area got a first hand look at possible health careers on Wednesday.

It was all part of the 2nd Annual Health Career Expo at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria.

Students got hands on at stations highlighting careers like emergency medicine, nursing and surgery technician.

Organizers say the event is a unique opportunity for area teens.

"Some of these careers may be hidden professions, clinical laboratory for example, that students may not be familiar with and hopefully we are planting the seed for them to seek these opportunities,” said Wendee Guth, Dean of Health Careers at Illinois Central College.

More than 200 students from 18 high schools participated in the program.

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