The Job is FREAKING AWSOME! In the summer, is when there is orientation and you have a checkoff list to complete by the time the summer is over. It's like a nursing school skills checkoff list but it's better (and longer) because they let you do ALOT more. For example, when I started, I only completed my 1st semester of Nursing school... by the time I finished the Tech orientation summer period, I had already done Stage 4 wound care, drew blood on over 200 patients, helped start IVs, Medications, etc. You get assigned to a nurse mentor at a department that you would be interested in working. (I told them I was interested in Adolescent health and I was assigned to a huge clinic, that has many specialties, not only pedi, with my mentor) Other techs in my group chose to be in places like NICU, ER, Med-Surg, clinics, etc. You work whenever you want to work, but on Fridays is when all us techs and the HCHD director meet up and talk about our experiences...it's awesome (and she buys lunch...which is really great). And you are getting paid for ALL of this, by the way. It's BADASS!!! And we techs, there was about 8 of us, are SO close now. You will see them alot...we did a project and filmed a mini-movie about HIV and we presented it to HCHD board of directors. They absolutely loved it and planned to start showing it city wide. After the Summer orientation schedule, you are still a Tech and you just work whenever you want whenever you are free from school. I go to school out of town so I only work a few weeks in a year...but they always find a place for me to work. It's great!