Dear Students and Educators:
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the Third Edition of H.O.T. – Health Occupations and Technology – Careers in CT, a comprehensive guide to health and biotechnology careers in Connecticut. This guide is specifically designed for those interested in learning more about health and biotechnology careers and educational opportunities for such careers in the state of Connecticut. The guide is also a great resource tool for educators and guidance counselors to share with their students as they start thinking about college and career choices.
One of the primary objectives of Connecticut Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is to promote health careers, and this guide is just one of many projects AHEC is working on to fulfill this objective. The various AHEC centers throughout Connecticut plan and coordinate numerous programs aimed at exposing students and others to health careers. Examples of such programs include: High School Health Career Clubs, Connecticut Migrant Health Network Student Volunteer Initiative, Health Careers Summer Seminar, Medical Camp: Careers for the Future, and Mini Medical Schools. All of these programs provide opportunities to learn more about health careers through hands-on experience and interaction with health care professionals.
The guide provides valuable information about planning for college, financial aid, enrichment programs, and educational opportunities in Connecticut. H.O.T. Careers in Connecticut also answers the following questions for over eighty different health and biotechnology careers:
Connecticut AHEC Program is proud to contribute to the promotion of health careers through the publication of this guide. We hope that students and educators will find it to be a useful resource in learning about and planning for a ‘H.O.T. Career in Connecticut.’
Bruce Gould, MD
Director, Connecticut AHEC Program