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Health Care Exploring

Health Care Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of health care.

Post 4077 – Texas State University, email contact


Note: if you do not have a My.Scouting account, you will need to create an account as a part of your online registration.



You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to conduct surgery on a dog or cat, take vital signs, evaluate an X-ray for broken bones or other ailments, properly put on surgical masks, gloves, and gowns, practice the latest techniques in physical therapy, build a crown for a tooth and so much more!

The most popular Health Care careers include:

  • Personal trainer
  • Nurse
  • Physician, physician assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Optometrist
  • X-ray technician
  • Speech therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Anesthetist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical therapist
  • Psychologists/psychiatrists
  • Sports medicine
  • Dentist & dental hygienist
  • Home health care aide
  • Surgeon

You will participate in hands-on projects to give you a real feel for whether this career is the right one for you.

You will have an opportunity to network with professionals who work in these careers every day – they are using the latest technology, they are aware of emerging trends, they know what it takes to get into college for their specific career.

You will learn about the educational requirements for a career in Health Care and will receive tangible advice on steps you could take now to prepare and position yourself for a successful career in the field of Health Care.

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