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What is Allied Health?

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 Allied health is an umbrella term for any healthcare profession distinct from medicine, pharmacy, and nursing. Allied Health careers currently make up 60% of the total US healthcare workforce — and is growing! These careers include physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, anesthesia assistants, and genetic counselors, as well as other areas and specialties

Why choose an Allied Health career?


Lifestyle

  • Regular hours; safe, comfortable working condition
  • 50% of occupations earn more than $50,000/annually
  • Demand for allied health careers is growing 2x as quickly as national economy

Location or work setting

  • Different specialties—anesthesiology/surgery, general practice, counseling, etc.
  • Hospitals, small clinics/practices, universities, nursing homes, etc.
  • Need in all parts of the country; Atlanta, South Georgia.

Less school compared with medical school

  • Most programs take ~2-3 years to complete
  • Lower admission requirements
  • Average GPA’s: ~3.3-3.6 range; GRE required instead of MCAT

Lower Admission Requirements

  • Average GPA's: ~3.3-3.6 range; GRE required instead of MCAT