Allied Health Week - November 4-11, 2017
Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of Allied Health Professionals.
Allied health professionals contribute to the health of the nation by working collaboratively with physicians, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists providing comprehensive, patient-centered care and are specialists in exercise, nutrition, health education, speech, and daily function.*
Allied Health Professions comprise nearly 60% of the healthcare workforce. Healthcare is 18% of the U.S. economy, twice as high as in other countries.*
Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. **
Our 7-month Allied Health AAS program is designed to provide existing healthcare professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers by continuing their healthcare education. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold a certificate or diploma in a healthcare field (i.e. medical assistant, vocational nurse, phlebotomist, etc.), have completed significant college course work toward a healthcare degree, or have approved healthcare work experience.
*https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57a64a023e00beb95af13929/t/57f59d... retrieved 11/6/2017
**https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm retrieved 11/6/2017