College-Career Counseling



Intent to Enroll


We are checking in with admitted students by email and text to find out if they've made a choice to enroll at ETSU. This helps us make plans to welcome the next class of Buccaneers. (Registration for Orientation is also considered declaring intent to enroll.)

If your students aren't ready to make their college decision yet, that's okay! Our goal is for every future Buccaneer to feel confident and excited about making ETSU their university home. Please encourage your admitted students to connect with us if we can offer guidance or answer questions.

Text: 423-439-5020 | Email: [email protected]

Save the Date: Counselor Connect Event

High school counselors are invited to ETSU Campus for a special Counselor Connect Event, tentatively scheduled for September 9. It will be a chance to learn about ETSU, plus ETSU's Clemmer College (under which our education programs are housed) will provide an opportunity to earn CEUs during the event. More info to come!


Save the Date: Summer Open House June 17

Students are invited to explore ETSU with a full day of programming on Friday, June 17. Your students will hear from faculty and staff about academics, affordability, student services, and campus life. Current ETSU students will lead campus tours.

Registration is now open at



Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Opportunities

ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Open House Events* are open to any prospective student, high school teacher, counselor, and administrator interested in learning more about the pharmacy profession. Click here for pharmacy open house registration information and a downloadable flyer, and if possible, please post the flyer at your school!

*Please keep in mind these pharmacy-focused events are not related to the general ETSU Open House events.







At Ballad Health, we value high school students and their interest in pursuing opportunities within our company. We want to mentor you to accomplish your goals within our company. We have many positions that you can begin employment within once you are 17 and 6 months from high school graduation. We would love to hire you now. We have positions that you can start out without having a medical degree. If you desire to obtain a medical degree, we also have tuition reimbursement and scholarship programs to help you achieve your dreams. We would be happy to talk over any of the positions below in detail with you.


Have an interest in multiple units within the hospital? This is a great opportunity to get to experience working with most every department within the hospital.


  1. Transporter:

The Transporter is responsible for the transportation of patients and patient related equipment within the facility. The Transporter's role is to accurately and safely transport patients throughout the facility for needed diagnostic testing and treatment.


  1. Equipment Distribution Clerk

The Equipment Distribution Clerk must have understanding of hospital infection control processes and procedures to clean equipment and stock equipment up to department par levels. The Clerk will need to be comfortable and effective in dealing with all levels of personalities as customer contact is significant part of job. The Clerk must be flexible and able to cross over into other areas to perform necessary duties as needed. Additionally, the Clerk will be responsible for receiving, delivery, and storage of equipment for the nursing units and other departments.

Have an interest in surgical services (operating room)? These are wonderful opportunities for you:


  1. Resource Tech (working within the Operating Room/Surgical Services)

The Resource Tech in the O.R. assist with transporting patients to and from the department as needed. They also assist with Equipment Delivery and O.R. Room Set-Up, Positioning and Holding Extremities for Prep and Room Turnover/Cleaning between cases. In addition, they order and stock various supplies. Communication, prioritization, organization, teamwork and hard work ethic are key.

  1. Anesthesia Tech (working with anesthesia in the operating room)

The Anesthesia Technician is a member of the Anesthesia Support Staff, who is responsible for assisting and maintaining good patient care before, during, and after surgery, routine maintenance and transporting anesthesia equipment to other departments and within the O.R. Anesthesia Technicians are to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. All duties are performed under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider or RN. Performs cleaning, sterilizing, disinfecting, stocking and orders and maintains the routine anesthesia equipment and supplies. The certified technician must have a thorough knowledge of the set-up, operation and anesthesia delivery systems, monitors and ancillary devices. Must possess and understand the anatomy and physiology as it applies to anesthesia care.


  1. Central Supply Technician

CST provides prompt and safe processing and delivery of sterile supplies, surgical instruments, and equipment. Responsible for the care and maintenance of surgical instruments and supplies as indicated by manufactures recommendation and recommendations from accrediting agencies. Properly cleans, organizes, sterilizes, stores, and transports surgical trays and or equipment. Maintains records of recommended standards of practice from accrediting agencies to ensure patient safety. Assists in restocking and re-ordering CSS and OR supplies. Exhibits an understanding of instrumentation to correctly disassemble and reassemble surgical trays. Transports patients and patient-related equipment within the facility as needed.


Have an interest in nursing, respiratory, physical therapy, PA, NP, or physician? This is an excellent way to get hands-on patient care experience:


  1. Nurse Assistant

The Nursing Assistant will provide direct patient/resident care and supportive services to nursing unit and health care provider team under registered nurse supervision. Responsibilities include: bedside patient/resident care, nursing assistant procedures, stocking supplies, maintaining equipment, routine housekeeping duties as needed, transportation of patients/residents as necessary, basic computer skills for documentation of care & procedures performed and for training and education needs.

  1. Free Certified Nursing Assistant Class

Ballad Health offers a FREE CNA class. CNA function similar to a nurse assistant but receive additional education. They are eligible to sit for the certification exam. If you get certified, you get additional pay. To learn more go to:


Have an interest in behavioral health or psychology? This is an excellent way to get hands-on patient care experience:


  1. Behavioral Health Technician:

The Behavioral Health Tech I will provide direct patient care in coordination with psychiatric treatment team and nursing staff providing psychiatric treatment. The BHT will assist patients with activities of daily living. This individual will perform basic and specialized observation of patients as assigned. The BHT will monitor patient safety and documents accurately. The BHT will review ongoing mental status and recognize changes in behavior. Additionally, this individual will recognize tension and stressors, offer support, and de-escalate aggressive behaviors. The BHT will have the ability to set limits and enforce unit rules. This individual will perform vital signs on all patients assigned including blood pressure, heart rate, temperatures, oxygen saturations, height, weight, and measure intake and output, as well as to alert nurse of any abnormalities. With assistance of nurse, the BHT will initiate admissions completing physical checks, belonging checks, and orienting the patient to the facility. The BHT will operate as a patient advocate by fully integrating the patient into the therapeutic milieu. The BHT will also collect specimens and document appropriately. The BHT will perform daily duties as assigned by charge nurse to include responding to code situations.


  1. Safety Companion

The Safety Companion shall provide support services to the nursing unit under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The Safety Companion is responsible for direct observation of an assigned patient and ensuring patient safety at all times. The Safety Companion, on occasion, when not accompanying a patient, may be responsible for transporting supplies and equipment, routine housekeeping duties, and report to nursing any issues regarding patient care.


  1. Virtual Safety Companion

The Virtual Safety Companion shall provide support services to the nursing unit through continuous video surveillance and verbal intervention with assigned patients being monitored for at risk behavior and maintenance of patient safety.  The Virtual Safety Companion will monitor patients identified as at risk for fall from a remote location.  The Virtual Safety Companion will promote a safe patient care environment communicating with floor staff as needed throughout the assigned shift, following patient specific ambulation and care expectations including information regarding the patient’s identified care needs, diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers, as well as any special consideration (NPO, bed alarms, etc.).  The Virtual Safety Companion communicates alerts of risk to patient safety to the nursing team on the patient unit as indicated.  The Virtual Safety Companion implement role specific guidelines for the role of the Virtual Safety Companion.  *This does require high school diploma or GED.

Have an interest in Pharmacy? This is a great entry level position.


  1. Pharmacy Technician:

The Pharmacy Technician, working under the supervision and instruction of a licensed Pharmacist, performs procedures and duties relating to all areas of departmental services as delineated by the service’s Scope of Care. For successful job performance, the Pharmacy Technician should be flexible and show keen attention to detail, exhibit initiative, and be willing to work as part of a team. In addition, this individual should be cooperative and willing to cross train to fill in for other employees as necessary. The technician must be able to provide services as appropriate (under the direct supervision of a pharmacist) to meet the needs of the neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient age groups served. The team member may be expected to be cross-trained for provision of services at any of the facilities throughout the system. Job may include Controlled Substance Handling/Dispensing Processes.


Have an interest in working within a kitchen or dietary services? Have an interest in cleaning? We have jobs with our contract employer Compass One.


How to apply for jobs:


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Apply for each individual position of interest


Non-medical positions to know we offer:

Screeners-ask our Covid screening questions



Human Resources

Information Technology

Clinical Engineering

Engineering Tech-plumbing, electrical, HVAC


Truck Drivers

Laundry services


Business office administration

Pastoral Care


We would love to help you get to know our company and opportunities more. We would love to have you on our team. Please let us know if you have any questions we can help answer. Our contact information is listed below. We wish you the very best in your future. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!


Amanda Blevins and Casie Garrett

Ballad Health

Academic Recruitment Liaison

Amanda: 423-302-3258 [email protected]

Casie: 423-302-3263 [email protected]




If you are full Pell eligible and qualify for the HOPE Scholarship, you're eligible for our exciting Pioneer 100 Award!

The Pioneer 100 guarantees qualifying students the opportunity to pursue their degree at Tennessee's first institution tuition free!

Apply now at

If you wish to speak with a member of our admission team directly, contact us at 423.636.7312 or at [email protected] .

Calendar Icon Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • HITES12June 12–17. UT campus. Open to rising high school seniors. Applications due February 25.
  • eVOL10June 19–24. UT campus. Open to rising high school sophomores. Applications due February 25.
The Career Counseling Center is located in the Lobby of the Career and Technical Education Building.  The Purpose of the Career Counseling Center is to provide support to the academic programs at D-B, assisting students with information regarding post secondary educational opportunities, administering and interpreting career assessment tools. 

Contact:  Tammy Wolfe.


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