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Health Care Career Exploring

Health Care Career Field

Health Care Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women 14-20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of health care.

You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to conduct surgery on a dog or cat, take vital signs, evaluate an X-ray for broken bones or other ailments, properly put on surgical masks, gloves, and gowns, practice the latest techniques in physical therapy, build a crown for a tooth and so much more!

Other Career Exploring Opportunities

Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources – Post #1986 & Club #1987

Agape has been proving equine assisted activities since 1986. This program is about partnering with horses and learning employment skills, learning by doing.

These employment skills consist of 8 skill sets that are vital with getting and keeping a job: Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Self Management, Planning, Leadership, Ability to Learn /Adapt and Initiative. By participating in ground work with the horses (no horseback riding) you will learn what it takes to be successfully employed in any job.

There is a program in the fall for high school aged youth and a program in the spring for middle school aged youth.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Rebecca Spitzig (317) 759-9444 531 W 100 S, Greenfield, IN TBD

Hendricks Regional Health – Post #14

The Health Care Explorers program is for students seeking an in-depth, hands-on experience in the realm of health care. Students will learn about the different professions within the hospital through hands-on activities, games, presentations and close interactions with professionals ranging from hospital administrators to doctors, nurses and dietitians. Explorers who are juniors and seniors are encouraged to shadow at the hospital as an additional way to experience the job fields.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Katie Laney 1000 E Main Street, Danville $55

Indianapolis Zoo – Club #1200

The Indianapolis Zoo is partnering with Exploring to assist youth, 6th – 8th grade, in discovering the wide range of zoo careers. This will include a behind-the-scenes tour to see how a zoo works.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
(317) 630-2000 March 7 from 9:00 - 11:30AM Hix Institute, 1200 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN $55

IU Ball Memorial Hospital – Post #320

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial is partnering with Central Indiana Exploring to offer a Medical Explorer program for youth ages 14-20. The Medical Exploring program gives youth an in-depth look at different healthcare careers by providing an opportunity to learn and explore in a variety of healthcare settings.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Dr. John Eliades (765) 744-3616 October 30 at 6:30PM IUBMH Auditorium, 2401 West University Avenue, Muncie TBD

Reid Hospital – Post #1903

The Reid Hospital Explorers program gives students the opportunity to shadow with many different health professionals. This opportunity will occur on a monthly basis, where different professions will be spotlighted.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Deanna Raper September 17 at 3:30PM Lingle Auditorium, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond $45

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health – Post #1924

The Riley Health Care Explorers program is for students seeking information about the wide variety of professionals that form the team ensuring excellent care is delivered to the children at Riley. It takes a village, some might even say a small city, to run a hospital like ours.

Please join us throughout the 2019-2020 school year to hear from a wide variety of professionals including but not limited to nurses, physicians, case management, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/audiology and different technician roles throughout healthcare. Most will be conversational panels and presentations. We are also looking to include some simulation opportunities as well.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Carrie Lahr September 10 at 6:30PM* Ruth Lilly Auditorium, 575 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis $45

*This will be more of a session where families can come to ask questions about the programs. For returning families, or persons familiar with Exploring, there is no need to come to the first meeting as the program will officially start in October.

Riverview – Post #136

The Riverview Healthcare Explorers program is for students seeking to explore different career paths and provides an in-depth, hands-on experience in the realm of healthcare. Students will learn about the different professions within the hospital by touring various departments, viewing informational presentations and interacting with healthcare employees. Explorers who are juniors and seniors are encouraged to shadow at the hospital as an additional way to experience the job fields. In addition, students in this program are among the first to receive information about applicable hospital job openings and similar opportunities, as well as detailed information about healthcare degrees offered at local colleges and universities.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Mary Simopoulos (317) 776-7455 September 16 at 7:00PM 395 Westfield Road, Noblesville $40
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