Health Career Fair for High School students

The Health and Wellness Center at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, in cooperation with Bassick's Career Resource Center, will present a Health Career Fair for all interested Bridgeport high school students on Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the auxiliary gym of Bassick High School. On hand to speak with students about career opportunities in the health care field will be some 20 practicing health care professionals as well as representatives of 10 colleges and universities.

Lydia Greiner, director of the Fairfield University Health Promotion Center, which provides the programming for the Health and Wellness Center said, "One of the real challenges in the health care field today is to find people who represent the demographics of the people we are serving. I see so many bright, articulate students whose bilingualism would be a wonderful asset in a health care career, but many have never had the opportunity to explore those options. We want them to see the possibilities."

Among the various health care specialists that will be represented are surgical technician, psychoanalyst, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, dental hygienist, medical assistant, radiologist, naturopathic medicine, and others. Among the schools that will be represented are Yale School of Public Health, Fairfield University, St. Vincent's College, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Norwalk Community College and Gateway Community College.

The fair is for students from all the high schools in Bridgeport. Any students interested in attending should contact the career resource office at their school.

Funding for the Health and Wellness Center programs are provided by the 21st Century Light House Program.

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Posted on November 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 116

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