Health Careers in the Bush (HCB) is a state-wide program that aims to increase the number of rural and remote school students in Queensland choosing to pursue a career in the health industry.
Through the implementation of workshops, school visits and the distribution of culturally appropriate resources, the HCB program provides rural and remote school students, their families, teachers and career advisors with the information and support required to make an informed decision about their future career pathway.
Students are given hands-on experience and information about such things as university entrance requirements, job prospects, salaries and a range of job descriptions for work they may previously not have known existed. They are also taken on tours of hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics and witness first-hand the life of a rural clinician.
More information is available on the Health Careers in the Bush website.