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April 27, 2016
Career exploration students from Granbury Middle School visited the CareFlite medical transport service on April 19, 2016.
The flight crew was able to talk to the students and explain their daily duties and responsibilities.  The CareFlite employees also explained to students what they need to do to pursue a career in the emergency medical field – such as a flight nurse or flight paramedic.
Students learned of the five years of experience required of all applicants along with the certifications of each member of the flight team.  Students were able to view and ask questions about the helicopter, the team’s procedures, guidelines, and responsibilities.  The competitive field requires dedication to the job, and some students are considering entering this dynamic industry.
The field trip was the culmination of their study of the health science career cluster, according to GMS teacher Valerie Brau.  Students investigate sixteen career clusters throughout their year to introduce students to various careers so that they can make better choices when deciding on the direction of their high school electives and education.
CareFlite is a non-profit organization that provides emergency medical transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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