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Local students get inside look at healthcare-related jobs in Nevada

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 14:38:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A local nonprofit organization is trying to open students to careers in the valley's medical field.

Monday, Sierra Vista High School students got a chance to speak to experts in the medical field about jobs for Nevada's Graduates, and healthcare industry contacts from Southern Hills Hospital, Nathan Adelson Hospice, and the Nevada Donor Network.

Local organizers also said they hope to expose and encourage future generations to look into jobs in this career field.

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According to an event spokesperson, companies continue to seek quality professionals, and educating local students is key to getting grads interested in future job choices and studies.

Monday's event was a first-time healthcare industry field trip of its kind led by Jobs for Nevada's Graduates.

JNG serves 3,250 high school students throughout the state.