The future is bright for healthcare in the region, with over 230 students attending La Trobe University's fourth annual Albury Health Forum.
Students from across the North East were provided a smorgasbord of healthcare seminars ranging from speech pathology to paramedics.
The Albury Wodonga Careers Advisers Association initiative gives high school students a chance to sample this range of professions to better inform them on what career might be best for them.
James Fallon High School student Aalirah Kirkby, 17, enjoyed being able to hear stories first-hand from professionals in the healthcare industry about their work particularly the paramedics.
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"It was interesting hearing the experiences that they've had doing paramedics and some of the cases that they've had to go to and how that affects them in their personal life as well," she said.
Aalirah said she planned on doing nursing or working in some kind of surgery practice but the NSW Ambulance presentation has "definitely" inspired her to consider changing directions.
Intensive care paramedic with NSW Ambulance Service Michelle Owens was one of the presenters on the day.
A big part of her presentation centered around helping students best prepare to be a paramedic.
"We've spoken to students about what they can expect when they get into the job," Ms Owens said.
"Things like its unpredictability, the wide demographic of patients and the wide range of jobs."
But it wasn't just about relaying the realities of the job to students, but also showing them how to get their start in paramedics.
"Paramedics is quite popular at the moment and there are a lot of graduates wanting to do it so we've talked to them about preparing themselves," she said.
"Things like volunteering and how they can get ahead when getting that job."
Tallangatta Secondary College student Kira Collins said she was given a greater understand of the depth of medical and healthcare professions.
"I've gotten a lot out of it and learning about all the different fields and realising there are a lot more to these jobs," Kira said.
"Like social work, I learnt that there's a lot more to it than just going out and helping people."
Tallangatta teacher Sue McKenzie said the day exposed students to a number of new career prospects.
"It's not about what they do know, it's about finding out about those areas they're unfamiliar with," she said.
"Like finding out the differences between myotherapy and osteotherapy.
"It's fantastic to have the opportunity to come here face to face and get all the information about all the courses."