Students get early education on medical careers

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A group of high school students had the opportunity to explore different health professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Monday.

Students learned about everything to public health information and sonograms to learning how to intubate. The 14 and 15-year-olds didn’t have a shortage of information.

The annual Health Professions Career Day was started by Wayne Houston, as a way to expose kids to careers in the health world.

Houston said exposing the kids so young can get them pursuing certain classes at the high school and college levels.

“I think it’s been a very valuable tool to start looking at building our health care careers early in life and getting them to look at it. That’s basically what this program has done,” said Houston.

The participating students came from a summer program called Step Up.