Entry-Level Allied Health Careers
Interested in the healthcare field, but not so interested in spending years in school? An entry-level allied health career field may be the answer. The following health careers are popular:
- Anesthesia technologists assist anesthesiologists by maintaining and setting up the supplies.
- Central service and sterile processing technologists work in hospitals, sterilizing equipment in order to protect the patients.
- Dental and medical assistants work in healthcare offices and under the dentist or doctor to assist in procedures.
- Dialysis technicians help treat kidney failure by operating the equipment and helping the patients cope with their situations.
- Diagnostic medical sonographers use sonography and ultrasound machines to detect underlying problems. They are also quite well-known for using ultrasounds to monitor fetal development.
- Dietitians and nutritionists create food plans for patients that are on special diets, whether they are for weight-loss or post-surgery diets.
- Massage therapists use the art of massage to heal patients of ailments and prevent future injury.
- Medical billing professionals assist with insurance forms and processing the claims.
- Paramedics tend to patients in urgent situations while moving them from the location of the accident to the hospital.
- Pharmacy technicians work under pharmacists to provide patients with the appropriate medications.
All of these entry-level allied health careers allow for a chance to help people feel better. They require short-term schooling and give you a window into the careers of other healthcare professionals.