A biomedical program in a Minnesota high school is attracting a great many students. The brand new program, which is available at Coon Rapids High School in Michigan, will allow students to being learning about the biomedical field and will prepare them for jobs within that industry. There are some great jobs within the biomedical field and there has been a great deal of interest in the program by prospective students. One of the Coon Rapids High School students that is interested in the program is Eva Moronge. She is a junior and has a lot to say about the program, which allows students to work hands-on in the Principles of Biomedical Science course that is available.
If Eva Moronge’s enthusiasm for Coon Rapids High School’s fledging biomedical program is any indication, it will attract students and begin to prepare them for good jobs in medical careers. Moronge is a junior and is speaking to middle school students about the opportunities that are being presented at Coon Rapids – opportunities exactly like the biomedical course. Eva Moronge was one of the students tapped to give those who would be entering the high school within the next year or two a look at just how lucky they are to have such programs. These new high school students are learning what they can expect when they get there, and both students and parents were able to tour the classrooms for the biomedical programs and see what is being offered at an open house.
Boston Scientific’s Tim Jackson, an engineer and project manager in the Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Division, said that the future outlook of this particular healthcare field is very good, especially when it comes to careers. “In general, they are among the few that have come through the recession unscathed.” The company creates things like pacemakers and defibrillators. As the industry progresses, and technologies become more and more advanced, biomedical jobs are going to be more prevalent than ever. As for Moronge, she is excited not only about future job prospects, but also about being able to learn with hands-on assignments and projects. “We got to mend broken bones with screws, give anesthesia, draw blood and give shots on simulation mannequins,” she said. “They were very lifelike. They actually breathed.”