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Oakton showcases health care careers

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Opportunities in health care careers are growing rapidly and free information sessions on the career opportunities are coming up at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road.

Take a closer look at health information technology on Wednesday, June 4, at 6 p.m., in Room 1560. Health information technologists manage patient information for hospitals and other health care facilities and practitioners. Career opportunities for health information technicians are promising as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of positions in this area is expected to grow by more than 27 percent through 2014. In Illinois, HIT is among the 50 fastest-growing occupations. Discover the growing field of radiologic technology, which involves producing images of the human body for use in diagnosing medical conditions, on Monday, June 9, at 5 p.m., in Room 2145. The college partners with the St. Francis School of Radiography in Evanston to offer a two-year degree in radiologic technology. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that employment in this area is expected to grow by more than 22 percent by 2020. Qualified radiologic technologists are needed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and public health. Reservations can be made at or by calling (847) 635-1700.