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A Comprehensive Allied Health Careers Guide to Assistant Medical Students
Healthcare workforce covers over 10 percent of the total skilled professionals in the US. This number doesn’t seem to decrease anytime soon; in fact there is a sizable surge in growth of professions in healthcare industry than any other.
Health care is a very attractive and ever green. There is always demand for skilled professions which will either replace aging population or fill newly created positions. However, according to Bryan Sterling, founder of http://alliedhealthcareer.org, there is some gap in education and career related information for medical students. Allied health professionals make up about 60 percent of the total healthcare work force in addition to physicians and nurses. But there is no comprehensive information source which education aspiring students about these professions and help them an informed decision about their career choice – that’s why the need arises to publish these resource website, says Mr. Sterling,
There is no clear definition of what makes one healthcare profession allied health. There are a number of criteria and definitions put forward by different organizations but they all vary substantially. Its easy for regular people who are new to medical career market to confuse medical assistant with nurse or pharmacy technician with pharmacist.
The website can also serve as a great “who- is-who” resource and educate patients and clients the role of professionals who work in healthcare facilities. This idea actually serves the industry well by eliminating some malpractices where patients pointing out issues like unlicensed professionals getting assigned on tasks which require license or supervision of licensed professionals. Life could be saved or a lot of health can finical damages can be prevented through this preemptive measure.
The website is presented in a neat and user friendly manner. It provides students with education related information, such as: admission requirements for the kind of profession they are looking for, associated costs, how long it takes to complete the program and general curriculum highlights. There are also individual sections where students can get certification information and licensing requirements where applicable. All this information will equip the student with necessary background about the career and help him/her to make good career decision.
It’s not yet implemented but the founder says that there will be a community activity where students can share information and self educate each other with first hand/hands on experience they gather while on training or on job.
The website also includes section for providing a list of accredited and top career colleges nationwide where students can search for ideal place to study. In the near future provision of expert advices on each career field and possible financial aides which are available through different organizations will be made available.