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Tri Cities immune to recession in health careers

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RICHLAND, Wash. - In a tight job market, careers in the health profession are drawing more interest.  

More than 300 high school students interested in the health care field got some hands-on experience today in the laboratories at Columbia Basin College's Health Science Center.

Dean Curt Freed says health career opportunities continue to grow nationwide. "The recession has drawn a little bit of a drawback, but the Tri Cities seems to have been immune from that, and we continue to go gang busters and every one of our students usually go out and get excellent job opportunities most of the time prior to graduation."

CBC has one and two-year programs for many middle skill jobs in the health care field.

Several professionals attending today's career day received their education at CBC.