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Texas H.O.T. Jobs Launches Free Smart Phone Application
[February 08, 2011]

Texas H.O.T. Jobs Launches Free Smart Phone Application

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LUBBOCK, Texas, Feb. 7 -- The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: The West Texas Area Health Education Center's (AHEC) Texas H.O.T. Jobs website ( has launched a free educational smart phone application to guide high school students, college freshman and job seekers to careers in health care.

The H.O.T. (Health Opportunities in Texas) Jobs resources are designed for career seekers, students, parents and educators in rural and underserved areas of Texas. The Texas H.O.T. Jobs website is a user-friendly one-stop information clearinghouse for more than 90 health careers and includes details on job outlook, salary and educational opportunities in the state.

The application is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and requires iOS 4.2 or later. Features include: * Career interest inventory * More than 90 careers, each with overviews, preparation and resources * Careers are mapped to Texas colleges and universities * Ability to complete goal setting and steps to achieve your personal goals * Availability in English and Spanish West Texas AHEC launched its enhanced Texas H.O.T. Jobs website in December 2009 through funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Enhancements to the site included bilingual content; an online health professional role model feature; interactive career exploration modules; sections for parents, families, and educators, and a "My Career" profile tool.

The smart phone application rounds out the website and fourth edition of Texas H.O.T. Jobs resources, which also includes the 144-page H.O.T. Jobs book and a new 32-page Parent Guide, available in English and Spanish to high schools across Texas. The smart phone application was developed by the TTUHSC F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health, AHEC of the Plains and Visual-Reality Production Inc.

The West Texas AHEC program, and its regional centers in Abilene, Canyon, El Paso, Midland and Plainview provide community outreach for health needs assessment and health care workforce development within the TTUHSC's F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health.

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