High School Students



You may be surprised to learn that great jobs in every medical specialty are within your reach, no matter your level of education. There are more than 350 different career opportunities, and more than half of the 20 fastest growing careers nationally are in the health care industry. To explore some of these exciting careers go to the VT Health Care Careers website.

Northern Vermont AHEC provides a variety of health careers exploration and science enrichment opportunities for students in grades 5 through 12. To learn more, contact us at contact@nvtahec.org.

Check back to this page frequently as we are regularly developing new and exciting programs! 

The UVM AHEC Program in partnership with Northern Vermont AHEC offers health careers exploration activities in Chittenden County.  To learn more, contact us at ahec@uvm.edu.

Health Care Careers

Northern Vermont AHEC creates fun and interactive workshops, customized for middle and high school audiences, exploring the possibilities of a career in health care. These workshops can be delivered in-person or online. Contact us to learn more, or visit our website VTHealthCareers.org.

Governor’s Institute on Health and Medicine

 The Institute on Health & Medicine is a week-long residential program for Vermont high school students in grades 9 through 11 who are interested in health care and health science. Hands-on lab science activities and clinical skills workshops are lead by college faculty and graduate students.  Resources and opportunities will be provided for participants to personalize their career exploration. Learn more here.





The 2022 -2023 HERO Program information packet with schedule and registration link can be found HERE

For students in grades 9-12 in select schools throughout the state
The Vermont Health Exploration Resources & Opportunities (HERO) program provides year-round extracurricular science enrichment and career exploration for high school students interested in health care and health science. From October through April, participants connect with graduate student mentors and AHEC staff for hands-on science enrichment, career guidance and exploration, and help with college and career pathway planning.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Lanie Billings, Health Program Manager, at lbillings@nvtahec.org.