Virtual Healthcare Roadshow

The Virtual Healthcare Roadshow was created to share healthcare career snapshots, with a broader community, throughout the year. These snapshots try to capture one student’s perspective of their career journey to date. The videos are made by other healthcare students. The goal is to provide a taste of what’s interesting about each one of these diverse careers. For more information, follow the links provided, to the training institution’s websites.

  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Medical Radiography (X-Ray) Technologist
    Diploma (up to 3 years)
    As a member of the health care team, a medical radiography technologist provides diagnostic imaging services.  These images of the human anatomy are used by physicians to help diagnose and treat illness, injuries and disease. Education Individuals must complete... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Registered Nurse
    Bachelor Degree (4 years)
    A registered nurse practices with people across the life span in diverse social environments including hospitals, clinics, communities, residential facilities, and schools. Registered nurses assess the health and social needs of individuals and communities, and... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Health Care Assistant
    Certificate (up to 18 months)
    Health care assistants provide personal and therapeutic care to patients to help with needs such as hygiene and individual comfort, working both in care facilities and in clients' private homes. Education Individuals must complete a certificate program. For B.C... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Pharmacist
    Advanced (more than 4 years)
    Pharmacists are health professionals who have specialized knowledge of medicines and how they work in the body. As part of a range of work that they can do, they advise patients on the safe and effective use of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and also... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Occupational Therapist
    Advanced (more than 4 years)
    An occupational therapist helps people to develop or restore the skills they need to do everyday activities in their life, which may have been affected by injury, disability, or illness. Skills affected can include activities related to self-care and living... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Dental Hygienist
    Bachelor Degree (4 years), Diploma (up to 3 years)
    A dental hygienist is a health professional who provides care in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, including cleaning teeth and checking patients for signs of disease. They also help to educate patients on maintaining good oral health. Education... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Midwife
    Bachelor Degree (4 years)
    An individual trained in midwifery provides care during pregnancy and birth, and also in the first several weeks after delivery (such as home visits). They help expectant parents with a range of primary maternity care, including prenatal care, planning for exams and... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Medical Lab Technologist
    Diploma (up to 3 years)
    A medical lab technologist performs tests on body tissue and fluids, such as blood, to assist the health care team (including doctors and family nurse practitioners) with diagnosis and treatment of illness. Education Individuals must complete either a diploma or... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Respiratory Therapist
    Diploma (up to 3 years)
    A respiratory therapist assesses and treats patients with acute and chronic heart and lung (cardiopulmonary) health issues.  These can include conditions such asthma, bronchitis, emphysema. They can also provide care and assistance to emergency patients for symptoms... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Medical Doctor
    Advanced (more than 4 years)
    A medical doctor is a health professional who diagnoses and treats illness through medical care. Doctors provide a range of care across different specialties, including family medicine, surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry and many more. Education The pathway to... more
  • Embedded thumbnail for Spotlight: Nurse Practitioner
    Advanced (more than 4 years)
    Family nurse practitioners (FNP) provide primary care services to patients that are seen regularly through follow-ups. Their spectrum of practice can include health assessment, diagnosing disease and conditions, and promoting preventative health. FNPs can conduct... more