Job Shadowing

Individuals interested in a healthcare career or a career at Parkview may apply for a job shadow opportunity. As one of the learning experiences offered at Parkview, a job shadow can take place in a single day or over the course of a week. Individuals are paired with a Parkview professional so that they can gain an understanding of the day-to-day functions of healthcare roles and careers. Job shadows are observation only, meaning that no hands-on interactions will occur.

This learning opportunity is limited to individuals exploring a healthcare career and is not intended for vendors or medical product representatives.

Job shadowing experiences are:

  • Designed for high school, college, and workforce individuals who are interested in career exploration.  
  • Four to eight hours long, for up to 40 hours per semester. For extended learning opportunities, please consider an Observation.  
  • Open to individuals ages 14 and older who have completed the application and met all necessary requirements, including a criminal background screen (ages 18 and older) and vaccination history.


Job Shadow participants must be 14 years or older to participate.

Some departments require observers to be 18 years or older and/or enrolled in healthcare program in order to shadow. Individuals ages 18 and older must complete a criminal background check priort to being placed in a job shadow or other learning opportunity.

All students in a learning opportunity at Parkview must provide current documentation of the following vaccinations:

  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Tetanus Diptheria
  • Annual influenza vaccine (available between October 1 and March 31)

Requesting a job shadow experience

To better connect individuals with job shadow opportunities, we are launching a NEW job shadow application and process in the fall of 2021. This page will be updated once the application is published. 

What job shadows are available?

Job shadows are available at all Parkview locations, but hours and days may vary. Some opportunities are also virtual. Please complete the online job shadow application* to express your interest in Parkview location, department, and career role. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be sent a list of available job shadows for you to self-schedule.

*Application will be available fall of 2021 

Contact us

If you have questions, please contact Parkview's Student Services team at