Students learn about health care careers

Published: Thursday, Feb. 21 2013 3:45 p.m. MST

Students take on different roles in a pretend birth during Healthcare Day for students from Canyons, Jordan, Murray, Salt Lake City, and Tooele school districts. Rhiannon Nuismer, left, plays the doctor, Luis Gutierrez, playing the respiratory therapist, and Kathryn Cama, playing the nursery nurse. Students had the opportunity to learn about careers in health care at the Granite Technical Institute in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Students took in some hands-on learning about health care careers on Thursday.

Healthcare Day allowed students from Granite, Canyons, Jordan, Murray, Salt Lake City, and Tooele school districts to gather vital career information from real world doctors, physicians and nurses.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with experts in fields such as sports medicine, imaging, biotechnology, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, surgery, health information systems, cardiology, and respiratory therapy. Students also learned about specialized career training classes offered at the Granite Technical Institute.

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