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UPMC Hosting Virtual “From High School to Health Care” Event


May 4, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. – UPMC in Central Pa. is hosting a virtual event for high school seniors and their parents or guardians, as well as high school teachers, counselors and administrators, to learn more about careers in health care.

UPMC offers students a wide range of opportunities — whether graduates plan to enter the workforce immediately or pursue additional education — and has developed innovative programs to support those goals.

“Health care is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the United States,” said Lou Baverso, president, UPMC in Central Pa. “Careers can range from direct patient care, like nursing or therapy, to behind-the-scenes work in a laboratory or pharmacy, to non-clinical positions in support services. No matter what role you choose, working in health care gives you an opportunity to made make a difference in people’s lives.”

At the virtual event, students can learn about available career paths, UPMC’s paid training academies for urgent care assistants and EMTs, the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg and employee growth opportunities through tuition reimbursement and career ladders.

Attendees can also learn about the UPMC Scholars Program and partnerships with area colleges and universities. Under the UPMC Scholars Program, graduates in selected health care fields who work at UPMC will receive payments in addition to their salaries equivalent to the cost of their education. The program is available for high-demand positions, including cardiac sonographers, pharmacy technicians, medical assistants and more.

As an added benefit, UPMC offers a “tech in training program” that is available for students who wish to work and gain hands-on experience while pursuing a health care education.

What: “From High School to Health Care” Virtual Event
When: Wednesday, May 17, 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Virtual event
Registration: Registration is not required but is encouraged. To register or join the event on May 17, visit

Note to media: To schedule an interview prior to the event, please contact Christine Rapp at 717-965-9119 or

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