The broad range of jobs available in the Sunshine Coast’s growing health industry will be showcased at a careers day for high school students this week.
The Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) will hold the High School Careers Day on Friday 23 August, providing presentations to more than 250 high school students in SCHI’s auditorium from 9am to 1pm.
The institute is a dedicated education, training and research facility at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, run by partners Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, the University of the Sunshine Coast, TAFE Queensland, and Griffith University.
Director of the Sunshine Coast Health Institute Anton Sanker said students might be surprised to learn about the many directions in which a career in health can lead.
“There is a much broader spectrum of careers available in the health industry than many students might realise; it doesn’t begin and end with doctors and nurses,” Mr Sanker said.
“The future health workforce will require a huge breadth of talent, from management, to medical specialists, administration to care, and everything in between.
“This is also a great opportunity to learn about the education programs available to follow these pathways that are right here on the Sunshine Coast,” he said.
More than 1000 students from USC and TAFE Queensland are currently enrolled in programs at SCHI, and the Griffith University Medical Program had its first Sunshine Coast cohort in 2019.
Students at SCHI have access to state-of-the-art educational tools and training that are used to develop and improve the skills of doctors, nurses, health professionals, allied health workers and vocational students.