Health Care Career Expo offers opportunity to students

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April 29, 2014, 6:37 pm
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(NECN: Kristen Carosa) - Local students interested in working in the health care industry had a great opportunity Tuesday.

The seventh-annual Health Care Career Expo was held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

Tyrell Pyatt, 23, spent the morning talking to experts in the medical field.

He's a student at Grafton Job Corps, a place where he's taking steps to become a medical assistant. He graduates this summer.

He spoke to nurse Cheryl Killoran about his next steps.

The expo draws representatives from ten area colleges and universities, as well as dozens of clinical health professionals.

Pyatt, along with 700 high school students from Central Massachusetts, attended the event.

UMass Memorial Health Care is one of the main sponsors each year. The expo comes in the wake of recent layoffs. The health care system cut close to 400 staff since October, but the hospital says its still a needed industry.

UMass Memorial operating nurse Lisa Cargill would recommend the health care field to anyone. She gave students a look into what it takes to make it.

Pyatt appreciates the advice he received at the expo. He knows what he learned will come in handy in a few short months.

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