Joining the healthcare industry means dedicating your life to improving the lives of others, all while ensuring growing job stability, high earning potential, and great benefits. But healthcare is a dynamic field with a lot of career options and focuses. Find your passion and begin a career path that fits you.
- Medical Assistant
- Radiologic Technician
- Health Administrator
- And So Much More!
EXPLORE THE INDUSTRY THROUGH VIRTUAL TOURS, PANELS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS.
CHOOSING A HEALTH CAREER THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
What do a nurse, a dentist, and a therapist all have in common? Sorry, no spoilers! You’ll have to tune in to learn about these three careers, how they differ, and how they all share a common purpose. We will discuss what a day on the job looks like as well as the skills, interests, and education needed to enter these careers to help you explore the path that is right for you.
THE PATHS TO A HEALTH CAREER
with Sonoma State University
Learn about health education and careers such as medicine, kinesiology, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and more from Dr. Steven Winter, kinesiology professor and department chair, and Dr. Joseph Lin, biology professor at Sonoma State University.
EXPLORING HEALTH CAREERS
featuring a pediatrician, Nurse, and Marriage & Family Therapist
Help build a healthier community! Hear from a variety of different healthcare professionals that share their experience working in a pre and post covid world. Featuring: Dr. Urmila Shende, Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente & COVID Vaccine Chief for County of Sonoma; Jinny Tran, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse II, Stanford Healthcare; and Samuel Bernier, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.
HEALING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH MENTAL HEALTH
An Exploration of Mental Health Careers
Mental health professionals rely on a unique blending of empathy, compassion, science, and methodology to help individuals live happier and healthier lives. Our panel of three mental health professionals will discuss their careers, their education paths, and the specialized set of skills needed to succeed in this rewarding industry.
DR. CRISTOPHER DANIEL, ORAL SURGEON
Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery
After getting a fine arts degree, Chris tried construction, cooking, and other jobs, but always had a calling toward dentistry. He knew it would be difficult, but as Chris says, “Short term pain, long term gain.” He found a passion and followed it and has now been an oral surgeon for over 12 years.
EXPLORING NURSING CAREERS
A nursing career offers high-wages, job security, and the ability to make a life-saving difference every day. It takes equal parts dedication and compassion. Two nurses from AccentCare discuss what takes to be a nurse, the education and training needed, and what to expect for the future of nursing careers.
NATE FRIAR, REGIONAL PROJECT MANAGER
St. Joseph Health
From baseball to banking to events to project management. Not every education and career path goes as planned, but Nate Friar is proof that the willingness to step-up, learn new things, and take on new responsibilities can take you very far! Nate is a Regional Project Manager at St. Joseph Health but is in the process of getting his master’s degree so that he can continue to grow within the organization.
THE PATHS TO A HEALTH CAREER
with Santa Rosa Junior College
Explore the Santa Rosa Junior College programs that can set you on a path to a healthcare career. We sit down with a Health Sciences Academic Counselor and the HOPE (Health Occupation Preparation Education) Program to discuss the programs and support services at the SRJC.
JEANNIE CALVERLEY, REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYER & BROKER RELATIONS
Though the path we choose may not always be the one we stick with, we should always appreciate the skills and experience gained along the way. Learn how Jeanie Calverley’s unique path led her through fashion, psychology, and dentistry before becoming the Regional Director of Employer & Broker Relations at Providence Health.