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MCCG Partners with Boy Scouts' Learning for Life programs to Offer Career Counseling Course

MCCG Partners with Boy Scouts’ Learning for Life programs to Offer Career Counseling Course

Seven week “Careers in Healthcare” Course will Assist Bibb Public High School Students 

MACON, GA (Thursday, January 23, 2014) - The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) is pleased to partner with Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life national program to offer a course entitled “Careers in Healthcare” for Bibb County high school students considering a career in the healthcare field.

The group will meet each Thursday evening for seven weeks at MCCG to discuss topics such as:

  • The Role of a Hospital Respiratory Therapist
  • The Role of a Hospital Radiology Technician
  • The Role of a Hospital Pharmacist
  • The Role of a Hospital Clinical Technician
  • The Role of a Hospital Nurse
  • The Role of a Hospital Physician
  • Administrative Services – Defining Career Paths, Licensure Requirements, Resumes, Educational Requirements

Each week, guest instructors will define their job role and explain the needed education and licensure requirements for that filed. Students will also be able to tour worksites at MCCG, when feasible.

Approximately 50 students, both male and female, are enrolled in the course. The students were able to enroll in the course after participating in a career assessment conducted in partnership between the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life programs and the Bibb County Board of Education. Students who expressed an interest in a healthcare career field were invited to participate in the course.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to guide Bibb County students as they make decisions about their careers and higher education. We desire to be a valuable resource for these students, and we are grateful to the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life program for providing The Medical Center of Central Georgia with this opportunity,” said Dr. Ninfa Saunders, President and CEO of Central Georgia Health System and MCCG.

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