An engaging and exciting introduction to the many career opportunities in Health Care!

Youth Health Care Academy

The Health Care Academy is a program developed to provide local youth an introduction to the many career opportunities in health care.  Youth will interact with health care professionals in each department to gain knowledge of individual fields of study.

Summer 2023 Program will begin on Monday, June 5th and conclude by July 28th.
Each student will attend approximately 12 half day learning opportunities that will cover over 15 different health care professions.  Program includes a required orientation day and an end of program celebration.

Applications are due no later than Monday, April 10th
Interviews will be the week of April 24th
Selected participants will be notified by May 1st

All participants will have to provide either a COVID Vaccination Card or an exemption request form. 

Have questions?  Contact the Human Resources department at 785-364-9646 or gretchen.snavely@rhrjc.org

This program is open to students attending a high school in Jackson County, KS and whom will have completed their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of school in May 2023.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the Youth Health Care Academy application
  2. Email completed application to: gretchen.snavely@rhrjc.org
  3. Or, mail your application to the HCH Human Resources Department:
    1110 Columbine Dr.
    Holton, KS 66436



Careers include:
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Nurse Aide (CNA)

Departments will include:
Surgery & Specialty Clinic
Home Health & Hospice
Family Medicine Clinic

Rehabilitation Services

Careers include:
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant

Departments will include:
Out-patient therapy
In-patient therapy
Home Health


Careers include:
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS or MT)
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)



Careers include:
Radiology Technologist
Ultrasound Technologist (abdomen, vascular, cardiac)
Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Additional Careers

Medical Doctor (MD)
Surgeon (MD)
Physician Assistant (PA)
Social Worker (LMSW)
Medical Coder (RHIT, RHIA, CCS)
Medical Billing
Medical Scribe