CFCC’s Information Sessions about Health Care Careers Give Prospective Students a Sneak Peek at the Future

WILMINGTON - Cape Fear Community College will offer several information sessions for people find out more about starting a career in the health care industry.
The sessions will provide information about the nature of going into a specific health care field, what to expect in the program, working conditions, and opportunities in the local job market. 
In contrast to many other industries that have lost jobs in recent years, the health care industry has continued to grow.
CFCC health care officials say that because of the aging population, the need for qualified health care technicians will most likely continue to rise even after the economy recovers.
“With the aging population in southeastern N.C., the demand for a variety of health care services is on the rise,” said CFCC’s Director of Health Sciences Regina McBarron.
For the most part, the local job market is strong. In fact, for the past two years, the graduates of CFCC’s surgical technology program were employed before graduation, McBarron stated.
However, McBarron emphasized that going into health care is often a major lifestyle change for most people. To be successful, students need to know what to expect. The information sessions are designed to help prospective students make an informed decision about their future before they commit two year or more to a program. 
Upcoming information sessions include:
Surgical Technology: Wed., Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room L-107
Pharmacy Technology: Wed., Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room L-330
Dental Assistant: Wed., March 16 from 6 – 7 p.m. in room L-107 and Friday, March 25 from 2 – 3 p.m. in room L-107
Occupational Therapy Assistant: Wed., March 16 at 2:00 in L-322 and Friday, April 15th at 12 noon in L-322.
Medical Sonography: Friday, March 18 at 9:00 a.m. in room L-107  
Radiography: Wed., April 6 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room L-107.