Combining an Overview of Healthcare Programs with Connections to Employers
The future of healthcare education and careers will be on full display at County College of Morris (CCM) with a free showcase open to the public on in-demand professions focused on health.
The â€śCareers in the Health Professionsâ€ť showcase is a part of CCMâ€™s Career Week, being held this year from November 16 â€“ 18. The calendar is packed with opportunities for job seekers, including â€śCareers in the Health Professions.â€ť That showcase will be held on Thursday, November 17, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Student Community Center, Davidson Rooms, on CCMâ€™s campus at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph.
Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to increase 13 percent by 2031, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That amounts to about 2 million new jobs over the next several years. BLS also reports that the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, which includes registered nurses, physicians, surgeons and dental hygienists, was $75,040 in May 2021. Thatâ€™s approximately $30,000 higher than the median annual wage for all occupations, providing for a significant ROI on the cost of a healthcare education.
â€śCareers in the Health Professionsâ€ť will provide an overview of healthcare programs at CCM and the opportunity to meet with representatives from CCMâ€™s partner colleges where graduates can earn a bachelorâ€™s degree. More than 20 employers also will be on hand recruiting for multiple positions including those specific to CCMâ€™s healthcare programs.
Academic programs to be featured are Health and Exercise Science, Public Health, Nursing, Paramedic Science, Radiography and Respiratory Therapy. Beginning at 2 p.m., professionals from those areas will talk about their career paths and their work for the benefit of prospective students with an interest in those fields.
â€śIf you are pursuing a career in the health professions, this is a great opportunity to meet employers and educators who can help you achieve your goals,â€ť says Dr. Maria Isaza, dean of the School of Health Professions & Natural Sciences at CCM. â€śYouâ€™ll also be able to hear from professionals in the field about their journey to success.â€ť
For more information on CCMâ€™s healthcare programs, visit www.ccm.edu/academics/divdep/health-professions-natural-sciences/.