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More Darton students majoring in health care

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

September 10, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More South Georgia college students are looking at health or medical careers. Darton College registrars report that 41% of their students are enrolled in allied health or nursing program studies, making it their number one choice of majors.

Nursing instructors say they have seen a big increase in students since the softening in the job market, but there is still a nationwide need for registered nurses.

Darton College Nursing Program Interim Dean Epesy Bryant said "Hospital nursing, school nursing. You can work in the industry setting. You can work in the selling arena. Research. There is just a vast array of jobs for nurses."

And it's not just nurses, but all sorts of allied health fields are hiring trained professionals.

Business is the top college major in the nation, but it is second at Darton, with 11 percent of the students enrolled. Education is third with 5%.

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