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Health Care Careers

Coach Brad Rozzell’s Freshmen Health/PE classes were recently visited by Health Career Coordinator, Missy Stokes from Murray State University. Stokes works within 12 counties in the state of the Kentucky, visiting area schools and covering various careers in the health care field. The visits give students a chance to use hands-on methods relating to a health care field of study, in this case, respiratory therapy. Students learn about educational requirements, pay, and the tools needed when working with patients. Future presentations will focus on physical therapy, dental, nursing, occupational therapy, surgical tech, and sonography. If students choose to enter the program of health career studies, they will have the opportunity to go to local hospitals in their community, work next to health care professionals, and gain first-hand knowledge of their daily job duties. Fulton High School students have already been to the MSU building in Paducah and walked through the Health Career Fair on November 16th. This is a tremendous opportunity for the students to see how specific health careers are conducted and what is involved.

Fulton High School students Anthony Jones, Catherine Hutchison, Karessha Westbrook, and Aaliyah Gholson watch a demonstration of respiratory therapy performed on a simulated patient.

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