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Upstate to hold Healthcare Career Expo March 3

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Upstate Medical University will hold its annual Healthcare Career Expo Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

Upstate officials say the event offers the public an opportunity to visit with representatives from university departments, many with current job openings. More than 25 departments, including nursing, physical and occupational therapy, radiology, respiratory care and environmental services, will be showcased.

“While many positions at Upstate require healthcare experience, not all do,” said Patty Brecht, Upstate’s manager of recruitment and appointments. “As an academic medical center, Upstate has positions for people with varied experience and education.”

Brecht said people should bring along their resumes as some departments and units, such as nursing, will be conducting job interviews throughout the day.

But even if one doesn’t have a resume or job experience, Brecht said there will be plenty of opportunities to get information on building a career in healthcare. “We’ll have representatives from our admissions office and human resources department for anyone who wants to learn more about what’s needed to enter the healthcare job market,” she said.

The departments on display at the expo are from all across the Upstate campus, including Upstate University Hospital at Community General.

Several economic forecasts say healthcare looks to be one of the most productive job-creation sectors for 2012. Jobs in healthcare rose to 14.1 million in October 2011 from 13.8 million a year earlier, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With more than 9,000 employees, Upstate, part of the State University of New York, is one of the region’s largest employers.

See current job openings at Upstate, go to: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/jobs/