Careers in Health

So what is a Health Career?

Western District Health Service (WDHS) hosted its second annual ‘Careers in Health Day’ earlier this month, and this year extended the program to run over two days to include Year 10, 11 and 12 students from schools across the region.

Fifty eight students from Baimbridge College, Monivae College, The Hamilton and Alexandra College, Good Shepherd College and Casterton Secondary College attend the information days at the Hamilton Base Hospital Education Centre.

In partnership with GSG LLEN, the health service provided student groups with information sessions and presentations on Careers in Health and how to prepare for entry into employment in the Health sector.

WDHS staff gave presentations on possible pathways into the health sector, education options to ensure maximum opportunities, and the diverse range of careers and career opportunities available to people working in Health.  Scholarship information was also on offer for Year 12 students attending the forums.

WDHS Nurse Education Co-ordinator, Chris McGennisken was very pleased with the response from schools and students.  “This is an important opportunity for young people from the region to gain a better understanding of the Health Careers featured by being able to speak with people actually working in those areas. We’ve already had some very positive feedback from participants, including a thankyou card from a Monivae student, and we hope to hold the event again next year.”

Young people wanting to know more about Careers in Health, education, scholarships, nursing, Speech Pathology, Podiatry, Occupation Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Medical Imaging, Dietetics, Diversional Therapy, Health Promotion can contact either Belinda Carroll at GSG LLEN or Chris McGennisken or by accessing the WDHS website on

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