AOC participates in Health Occupations Career Fair

Occupational Health Fair 2011

Jessica Howard, Radiology Tech at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, discusses a brain MRI with McGill-Toolen students at the Bay Area Health Coalition's 2011 Health Occupations Career Fair

Photos and article by Mike Kittrell, Mobile Press Register

The ninth annual Health Occupations Career Fair will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall. As the signature project of the Bay Area Healthcare Coalition and Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Workforce Development, the event is open to high school students (grades 9, 10 and 11) interested in exploring healthcare professions. This event gives students hands-on experience, starting with the 911 call and following mock patients from the scene of a head-on collision (to be staged in the Expo Hall parking lot). Exhibits are tied to specific activities to diagnoses. Students will administer CPR to a mannequin, deliver a baby, review x-rays for broken bones in the radiology exhibit, put splints on “broken” thumbs, perform “surgery” and go though rehabilitation procedures, among others. Jessica Howard, an x-ray technician with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, right, discusses x-rays of broken bones with McGill-Toolen 10th graders during the health fair Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Mobile, Ala. (Press-Register/Mike Kittrell)

For more information:

Bay Area Health Coalition

Mobile Press Register’s Photo Gallery – 2011 Health Occupations Career Fair

AOC’s Facebook page

Occupational Health Fair 2011

Corina St. Mary with Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, right, demonstrates a cast to McGill-Toolen 10th grader Austin McGrew-Haynes during the health fair Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Mobile, Ala. (Press-Register/Mike Kittrell)