Open House to Provide Opportunity to Explore Careers in Healthcare

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The College of Allied Health is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Located at 930 Madison Avenue, the event will provide those interested in a healthcare career the opportunity to explore allied health sciences.

The College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 5. Located on the sixth floor of the 930 Madison Avenue building, the event will provide individuals interested in pursuing a professional career in healthcare the opportunity to explore careers in allied health.

According to dean of the UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences, Susan P. Mansfield, EdD, “Currently, there is a serious nationwide shortage of professionals in the allied health fields. The majority of the fastest growing career opportunities in this country are in healthcare. Now is the perfect time to explore allied health careers that are flexible, well-paying and in demand.”

Allied health professionals include: cytotechnologists and medical technologists, who detect and monitor clinical laboratory tests; health information management professionals, responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of patient records, as well as being kept abreast of reimbursement rules and regulations; physical and occupational therapists, who provide the majority of rehabilitation services; and dental hygienists, who help prevent and treat oral disease.

During the open house, individuals will have the opportunity to talk with faculty and students, tour teaching labs, and meet with representatives from financial aid, admissions and student housing.

For more information about a career in an allied health profession, visit the college’s website at: www.uthsc.edu/allied. To rsvp for the open house or for more information, call 448-5581 or e-mail ahcareers@uthsc.edu. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the 930 Madison Avenue building. For complimentary parking, stubs must be validated during the open house.