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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ALLIED HEALTH?

Graduates will be prepared to explore a number of career opportunities in the field of allied health, including:

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS1

From administrative services to patient intake and routine diagnostic procedures, your degree program will give you the skills you need to help others get the care and help they need in medical and clinical settings. In 2019, the median annual pay for medical assistants came in at $34,800 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which also projects a 23 percent increase by 2028 in the need for these critical medical facilitators.

MEDICAL RECORDS AND HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIANS2

Interested in a non-medical healthcare career? One where you still play a vital part in helping others get the care they need? Take it to a more technical level with a career as a medical records and health information technician. In 2018, they averaged $40,350 annually. The BLS also projects an 11 percent increase in the need for these professionals by 2028.

MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER3

Use your allied health degree to pursue a career planning, directing and coordinating the behind-the-scenes work required to keep medical practices and healthcare providers going strong as a medical and health services manager. In 2019, the median annual pay for these professionals came in at $100,980 per year, according to the BLS, which also projects an 18 percent increase by 2028 in the need for these critical medical managers.

HEALTH EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS4

As a professional health educator or community health worker, you’ll help promote wellness and better health throughout whole communities. In 2019, these community-minded health workers averaged $46,910 annually. The BLS also projects an 11 percent increase in the need for these professionals by 2028.

CAREERS

Your degree program can also help you prepare for a career as a:

  • Medical services manager
  • Claims reviewer
  • Health education specialist
  • Medical or pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Community health specialist
  • And more!

“23 Percent” Projected Growth Rate for Medical Assistants by 20281

 

1Medical Assistants

2Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

3Medical and Health Services Managers

4Health Educators and Community Health Workers