Health Career Fair 2024

Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) hosted the Health Career Fair 2024 for secondary and post-secondary students. MTECH and eleven other organizations presented, including the Utah Hospital Association, Intermountain Health, Utah Valley University - College of Health and Public Service, and more. The Health Career Fair introduced over 500 students within the Mountainland Region to different healthcare professions, hospital practices, and skills needed to help patients.
Students visited and networked with local healthcare professionals throughout the day to gain insight and knowledge for their future careers. Options for workshops included paramedics, phlebotomy, cardiology, physician's assistant, pharmacy, pediatrics, BioMed, mortician, radiology, emergency care, medical school, NICU, labor and delivery, and prosthetics. Students were able to participate in hands-on activities throughout the multiple informative sessions to expose themselves to daily tasks within their desired careers.
Throughout the fair, students were given a glimpse into different educational paths to fulfill their career goals, including the 16 healthcare programs and certifications offered at MTECH. As students experienced different careers, many students expressed difficulty in choosing just one!
Jennifer McAllister, Director of Healthcare at MTECH shared her top tips for students considering joining healthcare programs and finding their career pathway.
“1. Research the programs: Take the time to thoroughly research the healthcare programs offered at MTECH. Understand the curriculum, prerequisites, and career opportunities associated with each program to ensure it aligns with your interests and goals.
2. Meet with an advisor: Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor at MTECH to discuss your career aspirations and how the healthcare programs can help you achieve them. They can provide valuable insights and guidance on program requirements, application processes, and career pathways.
3. Consider your strengths and interests: Reflect on your strengths, interests, and skills to determine which healthcare program is the best fit for you. Whether you're passionate about patient care, medical technology, or administrative roles, MTECH offers a variety of programs to suit different interests.
4. Explore hands-on learning opportunities: Look for healthcare programs at MTECH that offer hands-on learning experiences, such as clinical rotations, internships, or simulation labs. These practical experiences will not only enhance your skills but also provide valuable real-world exposure to the healthcare industry.
5. Seek financial assistance: Investigate financial aid options, scholarships, and grants available to students pursuing healthcare programs at MTECH. Explore all potential sources of funding to help alleviate the financial burden of tuition and related expenses.
6. Stay committed and focused: Pursuing a career in healthcare requires dedication, hard work, and perseverance. Stay committed to your studies, stay focused on your goals, and don't be afraid to seek support from instructors, classmates, or support services offered by MTECH.
7. Stay informed about industry trends: The healthcare field is constantly evolving, with new technologies, treatments, and regulations shaping the industry. Stay informed about current trends, developments, and best practices in healthcare to remain competitive and adaptable in your career.”
MTECH is proud to work with some of the best healthcare professionals across the state to educate students and produce future healthcare professionals.

About Mountainland Technical College

Mountainland Technical College is home to world-class technical education with campuses throughout Utah’s Wasatch Range. As Utah’s largest technical college, serving more than 6,000 students annually across 42 industry-focused programs, Mountainland’s mission is to enhance the employability of individuals through market-driven career and technical education.
Published on: February 12, 2024 at 2:03pm MST