Allied Health Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Allied health professionals provide diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services critical to today's health care system.
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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

 

Locations:  Port Saint Lucie, FL Daytona Beach, FL Lakeland, FL More...

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science
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Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment. As a student at Southern Technical College, you will have the opportunity learn in several different ways.

Locations:  Sanford, FL Tampa, FL Auburndale, FL More...

Programs:
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assisting (Diploma)
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At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it. From the moment you enter ourschool, to graduation and beyond, we are right there with you.

Locations:  Sacramento, CA Anaheim, CA Bakersfield, CA More...

Programs:
  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Billing & Insurance Coding (10-Month Diploma Program)

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How to Prepare for a Career in Allied Health

As a successful allied health professional, you must understand medical terminology, acronyms, and spelling. You must also understand the basics of medical law, ethics, and human relations. Excellent communication and counseling skills are required, as well as computer literacy, in order to document health care information.

Growing Your Career in Allied Health

Choose from several career paths after you earn your allied health degree:
  • Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Radiographer
  • Podiatrist
  • Therapist
  • Speech therapist
Depending on the specific profession, common courses in an allied healthcare degree program may include science studies in: nutrition, chemistry, biology, and physiology; as well as general culture courses, such as business, mathematics, statistics, psychology, sociology and economics. Health care is the second fastest growing industry in the United States so demand for professionals is expected to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expect a 9% increase the number of dietitians in the allied health field through 2018, and a 26% increase in the number of occupational therapists. In May 2008, the median annual salary for dietitians was $50,590. The median annual salary for occupational therapists was $66,780.