Career Exploration Experiences

    Not sure what you want to do for the rest of your life? Well, join the club!  The Career Exploration Experiences allow you to explore careers in these science-based fields, and strengthen your understanding of yourself by participating in a career interest test. Check out event availability by scrolling through the calendar. Read more below to find out which event works for you!

    Nursing-
    In OC's premier Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab, experience healthcare through the eyes of a nurse! Work side by side with a member of our nursing faculty to recreate patient interactions in a hospital setting.

    Healthcare and Research-
    Work with faculty members to explore how biology, chemistry, and physics prepare you for a career in healthcare, medical laboratory sciences, or scientific research.  This experience investigates the following:
    • Roles in medicine: doctor, physician's assistant, dentist, pharmacist
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist:  a healthcare detective trained to look for the presence or absence of disease; data you provide physicians helps determine the best treatment for patients. 
    • Scientific Research: 
      research fields span from biomedical science, chemistry, food science, cosmetic industry, pharmaceutical industry, environmental science, and many more; research scientists are experts in utilizing the scientific method to ask and answer questions about the world. 

    Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy-
    Explore the differences in the roles of client assessment of an Exercise Physiologist and Physical Therapist.


     
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