100 Health Care Jobs

By: Chris Sutter Email
By: Chris Sutter Email

Lynzee Arnold walks the halls of Ingham Regional Medical Center not as a nurse, but a student.

"It's difficult, I mean our tests are pretty hard, it's a lot of studying, a lot of reading, a lot of papers, and a lot of extra things that we do," Arnold says.

But it's a challenge that has kept her in nursing school-- and Cindy Everett of the Ingham Regional Med. Center says that same challenge is one 100 mid-Michiganders could soon have thanks to area health care establishments, Lansing Community College, and Capital Area Michigan Works.

"They'll all go to school and through these programs and through these scholarships, they'll get training," Everett says.

All you need to have is a GED and make it through a screening process.

"They're offering 5 thousand dollars a year for two years for a total of 10 thousand dollars to use for books and tuition and any expenses that you might have," Everett explains.

And once training is complete at LCC, Doug Stites of Capital Area Michigan Works says a job will be a guarantee.

"I think for the clients, it's a good deal because if you get selected you're essentially hired," Stites says.

The jobs range from lab technician to nurse, and would allow for a healthy living.

"These are high paying jobs. These are jobs that people raise their families on," Everett says.

And job security, something that is virtually unheard of these days, would be another plus.

"Health occupations are still going to be the demand occupation going on in the future. We have an aging population that will require more health care," Stites says.

More health care that will eventually mean 100 new jobs for an area that desperately needs them.


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