Careers in healthcare occupations will continue to skyrocket into the year 2020. Within the first few weeks of attending the Huot Technical Center, Health Science students gained insight into what that means for their future. Health Science and Technology (HTC) covers a wide range of careers that encompass traditional, western and alternative medicine. The HTC program provides students with opportunities to explore careers by traditional teaching practices, hands-on learning, and community partner presentations. Within the last month presenters from the community have included: Carol Wallace, Reiki Master, Emily Clement, Life Coach; Kirk Beattie, Assistant Fire Chief, Laconia
Carol Wallace, Reiki Master
Reiki, pronounced Ray-Key, means universal life force. It is a method of natural healing for your mind, body, and spirit based on a gentle form of hands-on healing that channels energy into the cells of the body. Reiki has been known to effectively treat and heal all forms of physical injury and disease, sleep disturbances, as well as emotional blockages.
Carol Wallace is a Reiki Master Practitioner and teacher. A certified graduate of the New England School of Whole Health Education, Carol has provided one-on-one Holistic Health Counseling for many years. All student received a Reiki treatment through which they learned that it is a gentle, non-invasive experience of hands-on healing which results in a feeling of warmth,deep relaxation, and a sense of peacefulness.
Emily Clement, Life Coach
Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions, and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships, or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what one’s obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make one’s life be what one want it to be..
Emily earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wheaton College and a Master’s degree in school counseling from Plymouth State University. She is currently a student at PSU’s PATH Institute (Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing). Emily is a certified Life Coach through the University of New Hampshire as well as the Life Mastery Institute.
Emily led the over forty senior students in an activity called Vision Quest. The activity helped students positively direct their goals and dreams toward the transition to young adulthood in preparation for graduation and college and career readiness.
Kirk Beattie, Paramedic, Assistant Fire Chief, Laconia Fire Department, Paramedic
Emergency responders care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. Firefighters and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
Assistant Chief Kirk Beattie has been employed with the Laconia Fire Department for over 17 years. Kirk shared his career pathway, knowledge of emergency situations, and the role of a Fire fighter and Paramedic.
Kirk brought real life situations to the classroom as he reviewed the connections between Health Science and the mission of the Laconia Fire Department: To provide the citizens of Laconia and the visitors to the city with effective and efficient fire, medical, rescue, and environmental protection services. The Department’s mission is also to provide other necessary emergency services essential to the health, safety, and wellbeing of the community. These services include, but are not limited to, the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical services, extra hazardous rescues, and the mitigation of manmade, or natural, catastrophes.
In a very short period of time Health Science students gained insight into their future. This class is the foundation that can lead to many career pathways, including the study of many different types of medicine, health promotion, and disease prevention on both humans and animals.