Friday, May 25, 2012

Helping MGHers achieve their career goals

TAKING THE NEXT STEP: Aubry, at right, talks with a representative at the College Fair.

The career possibilities in health care are endless, and the field only continues to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 30,000 jobs in health care were added each month over the past year. This month at the MGH, the Human Resources Office of Training and Workforce Development hosted two information-packed events to help employees learn about educational and career opportunities available to them.

Representatives from more than 20 local colleges and universities – including the MGH Institute of Health Professions, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and UMass Boston – visited the hospital May 17 for the eighth annual College Fair in the Bulfinch Tent. Employees circulated among the information tables evaluating and comparing different undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

Marc Aubry, RN, BSN, of the Blood Transfusion Service, said he attended the fair because he is ready for the next step in his career. “I’ve been a nurse for 10 years now, and I’m itching to go back to school for my master’s degree. I want to keep learning, and Mass General’s culture encourages people to do just that.”

The annual Career Information Day May 23 in the Haber Auditorium was another opportunity for employees to explore career paths. The event featured 20-minute presentations by MGHers in fields such as medical imaging, medical and surgical technologies, medical coding, and respiratory therapy.

For more information about resources available through the Office of Training and Workforce Development, visit

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