Canada’s complex health care system, aging population and evolving medical technologies all add up to a growing demand for skilled health care workers. Health careers demand accuracy, attention to detail, manual dexterity, self-motivation, organizational skills and empathy. Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads are answering that call. Some work as medical lab technologists, dental hygienists, paramedics or continuing care assistants. Others immerse themselves in addictions counselling, therapeutic recreation programming or health information management. The School of Health Sciences offers a host of career options, and our school has 18 programs from which to choose.
Awesome practicums. You’ll boost your confidence and confirm skill competence through significant hands-on training. For example Medical Radiologic Technology students have several months of clinical experience in a hospital setting, while Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students gain experience working with a licensed dental team in our campus dental clinic.
Stepping stone. Many of our Health Sciences grads write industry certification exams. In addition, many of our programs let you transfer into university degree programs.
Window of opportunity. There’s an application window for our competitive programs. Apply between October 1 and February 15 each year for Dental Hygiene and Medical Radiologic Technology programs. Applications for other health programs can be accepted throughout the year.
Paid education. Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Dental Assisting, Primary Care Paramedic, Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Radiologic Technology programs qualify for the Canadian Forces (CF) Paid Education program. Once you’re enrolled in the CF, the forces will pay for your training. In return, you commit to serve in the forces for a set period after graduation.
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