A WORKSHOP run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students from across Australia has helped shine a light on health career pathways in and around Katherine.
More than 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Katherine High School took part in Indigenous Allied Health Australia's (IAHA) High School to Health Program which aims to boost the number of Aboriginal people working in the sector.
IAHA Workforce Development Director Kylie Stothers said the program recognised 29 different allied health career pathways.
"The idea of this program is we bring our student members, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, to the Northern Territory to do interactive workshops with the kids and expose them to the many health careers out there that might be a possibility for them to consider," Ms Stothers said.
"These guys will share their journey so they become role models for the students to aspire to."
Year 12 students Declan McElhone and Nikita Kreuger are already weighing up their career options.
Declan hopes to become a clinical pharmacist while Nikita's still a little unsure which direction she'll take.
"I love helping people, that's my passion," Nikita said.
"Our mob know how our mob works so we're well-placed to be able to help people change and live healthier lives.
"I know I want to work in health but not sure exactly where so to be here and listening to Aboriginal medical students that are going down that path now is a great opportunity to find out more."
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