Job Shadowing

Boone County Health Center Job Shadowing Program
Job Shadowing is an opportunity for a student to learn first-hand about career and job skills by actually taking part in a real-life workplace experience.

Program Goals

The goals of the job shadowing program at BCHC are to assist students to accomplish the following:

  • Observe the daily routines of health care workers
  • Begin to identify career interests in health care
  • Gain awareness of the academic, technical and service standards required in health care professions

Who is eligible to participate?

  • High school students age 16 and above (parent or guardian signature required for all applicants 18 years of age or under)
  • College students
  • Individuals exploring a second career

Departments Available to Shadow

  • Laboratory
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Cardiology Services
  • Health Information Management
  • Business Office
  • Foundation
  • Social Work
  • Rehabilitation Services
    • Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • No high school students are allowed to follow Surgery, Mental Health, Physicians or Physician Assistants

Job Shadowing Dress Code

Participants will be required to wear a job shadow ID badge displayed in clear site at all times. Clothing should be neat, tidy and clean. Healthcare is a professional environment and you will need to dress appropriately.

  • NO tank, strapless or spaghetti strap tops
  • NO clothes that drag on the floor
  • NO baggy clothes
  • NO exposed undergarments
  • NO scrubs
  • NO shorts
  • NO flip flops
  • NO bare midriffs
  • NO sweatpants
  • All body piercings and tattoos must be covered

Rules of Conduct for Job Shadowing Students

Students will be expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner. If at any time during the shadowing experience their actions become inappropriate, they may be asked to leave.

Cell phone usage will be prohibited during shadow experience.

Program Requirements

Download the interactive Career in Health Care Book by clicking the link below!

Careers in Health Care Book

In collaboration with many strategic partners, the Nebraska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program produces the ‘Careers in Healthcare Challenge of a Lifetime’ book. The health career book provides information on a plethora of health careers. It includes guidance on aptitudes for success in a particular career, education and licensure requirements, as well as what educational programs are available in the state. The document is frequently used by the five AHEC centers, high schools, undergraduate institutions and others to promote health careers.