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May 9, 2017

Gurnick Academy - Sacramento Campus - Grand Opening

New school helps fill 100s of jobs in Sacramento region

The demand for diagnostic imaging professionals in the Sacramento region is so great that San Mateo-based Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts formally announced Tuesday that it is opening a campus in Sacramento County.

"It's demand, demand, demand," said Burke Malin, Gurnick's chief operating officer.

The new campus on Cal Center Drive is scheduled to open in July. Within a year, Malin estimated a student population of 160 students.

"We're talking a need for X-ray technologists, MRI technologist and ultrasound technologist," Malin said.

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council said demand for this type of training is essential throughout the Sacramento region.

"Life science and health service is a top employment category in Greater Sacramento, with 141,405 jobs in that industry," said Barry Broome, CEO of Greater Sacramento.

Malin said the private school works with Sutter, Dignity and UC Davis healthy systems to identify jobs needs and student curriculum.

"Sutter, Dignity and UC Davis have all had an opportunity to work with and hire our students over the past number of years, which created a confidence level to support our Sacramento campus initiative," Malin said.