Allied Health Careers A cluster of health professions covering as many as 100 occupational titles, exclusive of physicians...
Respiratory Care Treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems  (i.e., asthma, bronchitis, and emph...
Respiratory Care <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluates patients to determine effectiveness of treatment...
Respiratory Care <ul><li>How to become a Respiratory Therapist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registered Respiratory Therapist </l...
Respiratory Care <ul><li>How much do Respiratory Therapists make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $33,592 </li></ul>...
Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist Address people's speech production and language needs through  speech therapy in...
Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist <ul><li>What do Audiologists do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines if a person ha...
Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist <ul><li>What is Speech Pathology? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The study of human commu...
Audiologist & Speech Pathologist <ul><li>What do Speech Pathologists do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate speech </li></ul><...
Audiologist & Speech Pathologist <ul><li>How do I become an Audiologist or Speech Pathologist? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio...
Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiologist </li></ul></ul>...
Radiology Technology Radiologic technologists and technicians take x rays and administer  non-radioactive materials into p...
Radiologic Technology <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply knowledge of anatomy, positioning, radiographic...
Radiologic Technology <ul><li>How to become a Radiologic Technologist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 to 4 years at college level...
Radiologic Technology <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $38,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Physical Therapy The treatment of injuries or disorders using physical methods, such  as exercise, massage, or the applica...
Physical Therapy <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joint motion. </li...
Physical Therapy <ul><li>How to become a Physical Therapist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Physical Therapy <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $39,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A...
Perfusionist Operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery.  Highly trained  member of the Cardio-Thoracic team w...
Perfusionist <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain life during open heart surgery. </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Perfusionist <ul><li>How to become a Perfusionist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have a bachelors degree. </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Perfusionist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $50,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avera...
Occupational Therapist Skilled treatment that helps people return to ordinary tasks around  home and at work by maximizing...
Occupational Therapist <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Living Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work ...
Occupational Therapist <ul><li>How to become an Occupational Therapist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelors Degree </li></ul><...
Occupational Therapist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $40,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer An imaging test which sends sound waves to and receives them  back from an organ to create ...
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather diagnostic data. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer <ul><li>How to become a Sonographer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 to 4 year programs based on pr...
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $31,000 </li></ul></ul...
Physician Assistant <ul><li>What is Physician Assistant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started in 1960s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Physician Assistant <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescribe </li></ul...
Physician Assistant <ul><li>How to become a Physician Assistant. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Years post bachelors degree. </li...
Physician Assistant <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $63,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Dental Hygienist A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who  specializes in preventive care.
Dental Hygienist <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform patient screening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take...
Dental Hygienist <ul><li>How to become a Dental Hygienist? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 year associate degree. </li></ul></ul><...
Dental Hygienist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average $26/hour </li></ul></ul>
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  1. 1. Allied Health Careers A cluster of health professions covering as many as 100 occupational titles, exclusive of physicians, nurses, and a handful of others.&quot; www.healthprofessions.org
  2. 2. Respiratory Care Treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems (i.e., asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema) as well as more acute health problems related to other injury. Cystic fibrosis patients require respiratory therapy for their entire lives.
  3. 3. Respiratory Care <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluates patients to determine effectiveness of treatment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selects, assembles, and checks all equipment used to provide respiratory care. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducts therapeutic procedures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintains patient records. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists physicians during special procedures. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Respiratory Care <ul><li>How to become a Respiratory Therapist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registered Respiratory Therapist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Years. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University Based. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optional Bachelors Degree. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Years. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical College Based. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optional Associates Degree. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Respiratory Care <ul><li>How much do Respiratory Therapists make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $33,592 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $40,277 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist Address people's speech production and language needs through speech therapy in a variety of different contexts including schools, hospitals, and through private practice.
  7. 7. Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist <ul><li>What do Audiologists do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines if a person has a hearing loss. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommends options for dealing with hearing loss. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists in the selection, fitting, and purchase of hearing aids. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist <ul><li>What is Speech Pathology? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Audiologist & Speech Pathologist <ul><li>What do Speech Pathologists do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate swallowing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommends treatment for communication and swallowing problems. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Audiologist & Speech Pathologist <ul><li>How do I become an Audiologist or Speech Pathologist? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Masters Degree </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Pathologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Masters Degree </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $40,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $50,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Pathologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $35,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $45,000 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Radiology Technology Radiologic technologists and technicians take x rays and administer non-radioactive materials into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. Some specialize in diagnostic imaging technologies, such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  13. 13. Radiologic Technology <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply knowledge of anatomy, positioning, radiographic technique, and radiation biology for diagnostic medicine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate and maintain radiographic equipment. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Radiologic Technology <ul><li>How to become a Radiologic Technologist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 to 4 years at college level, technical school, or in-house training. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Radiologic Technology <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $38,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $45,000 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Physical Therapy The treatment of injuries or disorders using physical methods, such as exercise, massage, or the application of heat
  17. 17. Physical Therapy <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joint motion. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Muscle strength and endurance. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appearance and stability of walking. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The need for braces and artificial limbs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developmental activities. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Physical Therapy <ul><li>How to become a Physical Therapist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Physical Therapy <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $39,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $56,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper Salary $100,000 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Perfusionist Operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery. Highly trained member of the Cardio-Thoracic team which consists of Heart Surgeons, Anesthesiologists and nurses. Main responsibility is to place the patient on bypass so that the surgeon may operate on a still, unbeating heart.
  21. 21. Perfusionist <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain life during open heart surgery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administer blood and/or fluids. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administer anesthetic agents. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Perfusionist <ul><li>How to become a Perfusionist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have a bachelors degree. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 to 4 years. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Perfusionist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $50,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $70,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Salary $90,000 </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Occupational Therapist Skilled treatment that helps people return to ordinary tasks around home and at work by maximizing physical potential through lifestyle adaptations and possible use of assistive devices.
  25. 25. Occupational Therapist <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Living Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Readiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play / Leisure Capacities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of sensory-motor, perceptual or neuromuscular functions. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Occupational Therapist <ul><li>How to become an Occupational Therapist. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelors Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters Degree </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Occupational Therapist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $40,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $50,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Salary $71,000 </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer An imaging test which sends sound waves to and receives them back from an organ to create an image of that organ.
  29. 29. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather diagnostic data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operate and maintain ultrasound machines. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited interpretation of ultrasounds. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer <ul><li>How to become a Sonographer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 to 4 year programs based on program objectives and degree. </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $31,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $48,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Salary $65,000 </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Physician Assistant <ul><li>What is Physician Assistant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started in 1960s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a physician with the ability to increase patient base. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Physician Assistant <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescribe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work under the license of a physician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually family practice, but may specialize </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Physician Assistant <ul><li>How to become a Physician Assistant. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Years post bachelors degree. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Physician Assistant <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Salary $63,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Salary $72,000 </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Dental Hygienist A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive care.
  37. 37. Dental Hygienist <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform patient screening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take dental x-rays. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove plaque from teeth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply sealants and fluorides to teeth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach oral hygiene techniques. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counsel patients on good nutrition. </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Dental Hygienist <ul><li>How to become a Dental Hygienist? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 year associate degree. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 year bachelors degree. </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Dental Hygienist <ul><li>How much do they make? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average $26/hour </li></ul></ul>
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