Falls Church Academy to Host Second Annual Healthcare College and Career Fair January 27

News Release
January 23, 2019


Falls Church Academy and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) will host  the second annual Healthcare College and Career Fair on Monday, January 27, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon at Falls Church High School. This event is open to all FCPS high school students interested in learning more about healthcare certification programs and college and career options. 

Representatives from medical college programs, the healthcare industry, and the military will be on hand to answer questions about healthcare careers. To date, representatives from the following organizations plan to attend: 
•    Uniformed Services University.
•    Northern Virginia Community College (Emergency Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Dental Assisting, Health Information, and Diagnostic Medical Sonogram programs).
•    Shepherd University.
•    Inova Children’s Hospital—Child Life Department.
•    Virginia Commonwealth University Health Services Pipeline and Honors College.
•    Tysons West Orthodontics.
•    Fairfax County Health Department.
•    U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
•    SouthPaws Veterinary Clinic.
•    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacists.
•    American Art Therapy Association.
•    Capital Caring Health.
•    District of Columbia Health Information Management Association – Health Informatics.
•    Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team.
•    Fairfax County Health Department.
•    Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.
•    Greenspring.
•    I Will Coaching.
•    Inova Health System.
•    Marymount University. 
•    Inova Health System.
•    Pine Dentistry.
•    Radford University.
•    Shepherd University.
•    Shenandoah University.
•    The Sparks Group, dealing with autism.

The Fair will be held in combination with the HOSA district competition involving healthcare students enrolled at Chantilly, West Potomac, and Falls Church Academies.

With healthcare careers projected to add nearly 4.0 million jobs by 2026 and healthcare practitioners projected to be among the fastest growing occupation group during 2020-26, there are many career options available and healthcare college programs grow every year. Students should register online.

For more information, contact Jill Burrer at jdburrer@fcps.edu