Researching Careers: A Recent Trend among High School Students

Added on Apr 06, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Ochsner Helps Students Develop Career Paths Early in Life

NEW ORLEANS - Anesthesiology, nursing and research are just a few areas of interest for high school students today as students try to make career choices at an earlier age each year. Schools are now coming to Ochsner for job shadowing experiences in healthcare careers and we hope to grab the attention of students early in life to both develop their personal career goals and also to increase the number of healthcare workers in our society.

Ochsner has developed an ongoing relationship with the Jefferson Parish School Board, St. Charles Satellite School, Hahnville High School and Patrick Taylor Science and Technology Academy in order to expose students to the variety of careers in healthcare. Some upcoming job shadow events include:

  • Tuesday, April 8: Hahnville High School students visit Ochsner Medical Center- Kenner, 180 West Esplanade Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 14: St. Charles Satellite School students visit Ochsner Medical Center- Kenner, 180 West Esplanade Avenue from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 17: Patrick Taylor Science & Math Academy students visit Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Highway from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addition, Ochsner is now accepting applications for Junior Volunteers for the summer session. Students must be 14 to17 years old and at least entering the 9th grade. Whether you live in Kenner or on the West Bank, students can apply to work at Ochsner hospitals in several areas in the city.

Students can apply in person at 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA, or call the Volunteer Services Department, 504-842-5085, to request an application to be mailed to them. Students can also complete the application online at If a student or their parent has any questions concerning the volunteer program at Ochsner, please call Jodie Rogers at 842-5085.

Ochsner Health System ( is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and 33 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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