Speed interviews at UPMC Hamot allowed high school students to learn about health care and hospital careers Thursday morning.
Students from East, Central Tech and Strong Vincent High Schools interviewed employees from different departments at the hospital.
They discovered what the health care workers do on a daily basis during short interview sessions.
UPMC Hamot says this is a great way to reach out to the community.
"These kids are our next generation of providers, and they also are out next generation of patients," said Alieu Nyassi, of UPMC Hamot.
"So we wanted to introduce them to these careers, but they only way we can do it is get to them at an early stage."
Participants also found out what opportunities beyond traditional health care jobs are available in hospitals.
"We want our students that are in high school to become aware of all of the different options for them, not just in the medical field or business field, but what the options are for them right here in Erie," said Barb Priestap, the GoCollege Program liaison.
The hospital also offers other jobs for students interested in other fields, including human resources, security and information technology.