Mayo Clinic holds annual Health Care Career Festival

Some area high school students got an inside look at the healthcare field at Mayo's career Festival.
Published: Oct. 11, 2022 at 11:13 AM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The annual Mayo Clinic Health Care Career Festival is back offering high school students in southeastern Minnesota the opportunity to explore a wide range of career opportunities.

The event is being held at Rochester Community & Technology College’s (RCTC) Athletic Fieldhouse Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event provides career awareness education, information on career fields and opportunities to use patient care equipment.

Students can also interact with over 50 departments through hands-on activities, network with Mayo Clinic professionals at the booths and visit college and post-secondary education booths.

“Students don’t realize there’s more out there than doctors and nurses, and as much as we need doctors and nurses, we also need physical therapists, occupational therapists, even facilities. We try to encourage students that whether they want to go to a four-year college or they don’t know what they want to do. They’re entry level positions. There’s a place for them to get in at any point from high school to the end of college,” Mayo Clinic career awareness specialist Mandy Satterfield said.

The event is requiring that masks be worn due to the number of attendees and presenters to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.