Patient & Visitor Alert: Because flu cases are on the rise, starting February 24, children 12 and younger
will be restricted from visiting hospitals and certain inpatient facilities throughout Carolinas HealthCare System. Learn more.

Carolinas HealthCare System

Preparing for a Career in Healthcare

Here are some ideas about how to prepare for a career in healthcare:

  • Talk to someone in a healthcare career (family member, a friend of the family or your pediatrician)
  • Seek out a mentor in the heathcare field
  • Check out healthcare websites and career sites like (North Carolina Health Careers website) and (North Carolina College Foundation, Inc.)
  • Check out the local library and read about your interests
  • Talk to your teachers and career counselor/coordinator about healthcare careers
  • Attend programs and workshops in your school and community on healthcare
  • Review the Charlotte Works Youth Business Connector for work-based learning opportunities in the area
  • Attend seminars and workshops in your school and community on healthcare-related topics
  • Join a community group like the HEROES Health Career Connection or the North Carolina HOSA
  • Begin to help around the house, maybe even discuss getting an allowance with your parents - this will teach you about earning and saving money
  • Take as many STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes as you can while in school
  • Volunteer at your local hospital