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Healthcare agencies hold information fair at Walker-Ford Community Center

Posted at 12:36 AM, Mar 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 11:48:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Healthcare agencies across Tallahassee came together Saturday to help fill some of the gaps they're seeing in their workforce.

People interested in learning more about the healthcare field and how to break into it got the chance to talk to professionals Saturday.

Shyam Mistry, Dean of Academic Affairs for Keiser University said that burnout and the labor shortage were some of the factors that prompted this year's fair.

"We brought together all of the major employers of healthcare, all of the major players in the educational realm, and brought the community resources together so that we can help students and community members figure out a plan to get into the healthcare field," said Mistry. "Whether it's going into nursing, medical assisting, radiologic technology, or a vast variety of healthcare industries, we really just want people to find the right route for then, and to promote healthcare in the community."

Mistry says that they'll be looking to do more healthcare fairs like this around Tallahassee quarterly throughout the year.