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High school students in Lancaster County learned about health care career opportunities at Thursday event

Fifteen Lancaster County school districts were represented at the "Day in the Life" event at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Around 150 students from Lancaster County took part in the "Day in the Life" career exploration event at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital on Thursday.

These students, represented by 15 school districts in Lancaster County, had their medical interests met. With over eight medical field rotations, students learned more about the health system and nursing career options from on-site health care professionals.

These rotations gave students hands-on experience in fields such as nursing, respiratory therapy, physical medicine, pharmacy, surgical technology, cardiology, radiology, and laboratory services.

Susan Martin, senior recruiter at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, said this career exploration served to show young people that they are not only needed in health care, but that health care can provide something for them.

"These are jobs that any student can go into and study and know that they will be able to get a job when they finish their education," Martin said. "Not only that there will be jobs, but they are great earning wage jobs that can earn them a very good, livable wage." 

After the interactive rotations, students were given the opportunity to job shadow their selected field of choice.

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