A new club at Branson and Hollister High Schools will help students learn more about the skills and education needed for the many careers available in a healthcare setting. Cox Medical Center Branson, in partnership with Skaggs Foundation, received a three year grant worth more than $143,000 from the Missouri Foundation for Health to begin a Future Careers in Healthcare Club at the two schools.
“Nursing, medical assisting, and healthcare administration are just a few of the many careers available in the field of healthcare,” explains Lisa Marshall, Wellness Coordinator, Cox Medical Center Branson. “This club allows students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare to learn about high-demand positions and the future of healthcare opportunities.”
“Taney County’s unemployment rate fluctuates from 9-percent in tourist season to 22% in the off-season,” explains Heather Zoromski. “This club provides Cox Medical Center Branson the platform to educate local high school students about year-round employment opportunities in the healthcare industries and fosters the future healthcare workforce for the Branson Tri-Lakes area.”
The Future Careers in Healthcare Clubs will provide field trips, job shadowing and internships to high school students interested in increasing their knowledge and preparedness for their future in healthcare.
Students at Branson or Hollister High Schools interested in joining should contact their school counselor for details.