Vol State to host free career information session

Girija Shinde, biology professor at Vol State, discusses the urinary system with students Sara Johnson, left, and Jessica Harris, center.
Girija Shinde, biology professor at Vol State, discusses the urinary system with students Sara Johnson, left, and Jessica Harris, center.

OVERTON COUNTY – Volunteer State Community College at Livingston will host an information session on health care careers next week.

The session, scheduled from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, is free and open to the public. Vol State’s campus is located at 113 Windle Community Road.

Vol State Health Science program directors will be on hand to discuss the various certificate and degree programs offered, including physical therapy assistant, respiratory care technology, radiologic technology, sleep diagnostics technology, ophthalmic technology, health information technology, emergency medical services education, dental assistant education, fire science technology and veterinary technology and veterinary assistant.

Health care related occupations are projected to be the fastest growing occupational groups from 2014-2024. Nearly 3.8 million jobs are expected to be added to the health care and social assistance area,” said Dr. Girija Shinde, professor of biology at Vol State at Livingston.

“Health care is an exciting and growing field,” Shinde said. “This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in the health care industry to learn about Vol State’s programs directly from our program directors and see what it takes to get started.”

For more information about Vol State, call (931) 823-7065 or visit www.volstate.edu.