Explore Careers

Take a first-hand look

Whether you are just starting out, ready for a career change, or you want to help out in your community, there are plenty of career options for you to explore.

Youth and adults have many opportunities to learn from talking with and working alongside established professionals in their field. Plus, find links to organizations focused on helping people find their fit and get their career started.


Are you interested in learning about a new career or area in health care? Job Shadowing allows you to experience a day in the life of a professional in the health care industry.

Job Shadowing


Earn credit towards your high school diploma while pursuing a wide variety of work experience options with Alberta Health Services. This is a great way to explore careers and find the right one for you!

High School Work Experience

Occurring each year on the first Wednesday of November, this provides an opportunity for Grade 9 students to watch their parent, or an approved AHS employee host, in the work environment at AHS. This observation-only experience opens the student’s awareness of the numerous interesting and rewarding careers available in healthcare services.


Do you like helping people? Are you looking for new experiences and challenges? Want to make a difference in your community? Then you might enjoy volunteering with Alberta Health Services. Gain experience and knowledge about health care careers.

Other Learning Opportunities

Canadian Employment Skills (CES) Program - Calgary

AHS and Canadian Employment Skills (CES) work together to provide a for new immigrants to Canada who have professional backgrounds.

Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC)

Connects foreign-trained permanant residents who are seeking with a mentor.

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC)

Connects foreign-trained permanant residents who are seeking with a mentor.

Entry Level Employability Skills Program

Working with Employ Abilities Services AHS provides adults with disabilities or barriers to employment a to explore careers in a healthcare setting.

Health Sciences Career Camps

AHS, Careers the Next Generation and various post-secondary schools have partnered to offer across the province. These week long camps are an opportunity for 15 to 18 year olds to participate in hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations, tour labs, as well as go behind the scenes at local health care facilities.

Métis Transition to Higher Learning - Edmonton

Rupertsland Institute Métis Training to Employment and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology provide to explore health care careers.