Allied Health Careers: Many Options to Choose From

What Careers are Considered Allied Health Services?

Professionals working in allied health services are often responsible for identifying, evaluating, and preventing various diseases or disorders; offering nutrition or dietary services; or delivering rehabilitative services. Nearly 60% of the workforce in the healthcare sector are in allied health services careers, and the job titles range from dental hygienists to dietitians, from occupational and physical therapists to physician assistants, and from respiratory therapists to speech-language pathologists. For each of these allied health careers, the education requirement varies. Some require only an associate's degree, while others need several years of post-graduate study for licensure.

Five Fast-Growing Allied Health Careers

Professions in allied health services help improve patients' lives, and they are also some of the fastest-growing careers in the employment market. While the options are numerous, here are five of the top allied health jobs that are experiencing significant growth.

1. Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists, commonly known as speech therapists, perform assessments, diagnose conditions, and develop treatment plans for patients of all ages experiencing difficulty with verbal communication or swallowing.

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2. Occupational Therapist (OT)

The OT's primary role is to help injured, elderly, or disabled patients improve their movements or activities needed for essential daily functioning.

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3. Physical Therapist (PT)

A physical therapist is a health specialist who evaluates and treats human body disorders.PTs help patients that have an illness or injury that limits their physical functional ability.

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4. Respiratory Therapist

Also referred to as respiratory care practitioners, this allied health job is responsible for performing respiratory therapy and conducting diagnostic tests.

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5. Interventional Technologist (IV Tech)

Also called a radiologic technologist, this allied health career plays a vital role in the diagnostic process as they use specialized internal imaging for physicians to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

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What are the Advantages of Allied Health Jobs?

Ready to Start an Allied Health Career? Look to Coast Medical Service.

At Coast Medical Service, we offer high-quality allied health services opportunities. We appreciate and understand the important role healthcare professionals serve and can match your skills with a hospital or care center where you'll enjoy scheduling flexibility, satisfying work, and receive excellent compensation.

Whether you'd like to learn more or are already prepared to get started, please take a look at our allied health job listings and get in touch with Coast. We'll show you how to maximize your skills and experience!

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