The healthcare industry in South Dakota is projected to be one of the largest growing industries, adding more than 8,000 jobs by 2020. For high school students interested in healthcare, this is a great glimpse into the future.
| Black Hills State University is hosting a camp Saturday, Feb. 22 that will give high schoolers a chance to experience firsthand what the healthcare industry has to offer.
Black Hills State University is hosting a camp Saturday, Feb. 22 that will give high schoolers a chance to experience firsthand what the healthcare industry has to offer. Scrubs Camp is a free, day-long event where students will hear from a variety of healthcare professionals who will discuss what they do and how they got into their professions. Students will also have a chance to experience many hands-on activities throughout the day.
Camps are held throughout the state and each one is tailored to the interests of the students in that area but activities could include learning how to set and cast a broken bone, performing surgery on a pig’s foot, removing a mole from the skin of a banana, and seeing how physical therapists work with people after an injury.
At the end of the day, Megan Lahr of SDMYLife, an online program that helps students navigate the career development process, will talk about how students can better understand themselves and how their interests, skills, and knowledge relate to real-world academic and career opportunities.
For more information or to register go to scrubscamps.sd.gov or contact Hasina Ahmad, BHSU distance education coordinator, at Hasina.Ahmad@BHSU.edu or 605-612-6427.