• This health care career test may help you discover a medical field job you may not known about. If interested in a medical field career, shadow a medical professional to investigate whether it is a good fit for you! Use this health career test as an exploratory tool and conduct your own job research to find a medical career that is rewarding to you!
     
     
    MCIS-Career Research Tool
    Minnesota Career Information System is a great resource to gain additional information about a career cluster or a specific career.  Use MCIS to further explore careers listed in your Health Career Assessment.
     
     
    Health Care Exploration Opportunities:
     
    Scrubs, Gloves, & Microscopes (SGM) is series of health careers exploration sessions for high school students currently in grades 9 - 12. An SGM session gives you the opportunity to briefly experience life in a health profession, or health professional program. Each session is approx 3-4 hours in length. 
     
    Each semester, the Academic Health Center presents Mini Medical School, a unique perspective into the health sciences at the University of Minnesota. Once a week for five weeks, students – ranging in age from high school students to retirees – with a shared interest in health embark on a journey examining the scientific foundations of health and disease.  
     
    Learn about health careers. Learn about yourself and for which health professions you might be best suited. Get advice from college students who are planning on a health profession. Get answers to your questions. Learn how to approach selecting a college that is a good fit. Learn what to do and what NOT to do. 
     
    Exploring is a work-site based program. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. 
     

    The Summer Health Care Internship Program (SHCIP) is a program administered by the Minnesota Hospital Association on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health.

    The program brings students and employers together to give students experience in a health care environment. Participating organizations employ students between Memorial Day and Labor Day for six to 12 weeks and pay them at least minimum wage.

    In the Observer Program, people interested in healthcare careers are allowed to observe Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota staff for one day (a maximum of eight hours) 
     
    If you want to make an impact on your community or spend some time giving back to those who need help, consider volunteering at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.