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Allied Health Careers. A cluster of health professions covering as many as 100 occupational titles, exclusive of physicians, nurses, and a handful of others.". Respiratory Care. Treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems

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allied health careers
Allied Health Careers

A cluster of health professions covering as many as 100 occupational titles, exclusive of physicians, nurses, and a handful of others."

respiratory care
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.

respiratory care3
Respiratory Care
  • What do they do?
    • Evaluates patients to determine effectiveness of treatment.
    • Selects, assembles, and checks all equipment used to provide respiratory care.
    • Conducts therapeutic procedures.
    • Maintains patient records.
    • Assists physicians during special procedures.
respiratory care4
Respiratory Care
  • How to become a Respiratory Therapist.
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist
      • 2 Years.
      • University Based.
      • Optional Bachelors Degree.
    • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician
      • 2 Years.
      • Technical College Based.
      • Optional Associates Degree.
respiratory care5
Respiratory Care
  • How much do Respiratory Therapists make?
    • Starting Salary $33,592
    • Average Salary $40,277
audiologist speech language pathologist
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.

audiologist speech language pathologist7
Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist
  • What do Audiologists do?
    • Determines if a person has a hearing loss.
    • Recommends options for dealing with hearing loss.
    • Assists in the selection, fitting, and purchase of hearing aids.
audiologist speech language pathologist8
Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist
  • What is Speech Pathology?
    • The study of human communication, its development, and its disorders.
audiologist speech pathologist
Audiologist & Speech Pathologist
  • What do Speech Pathologists do?
    • Evaluate speech
    • Evaluate language
    • Evaluate swallowing skills
    • Recommends treatment for communication and swallowing problems.
audiologist speech pathologist10
Audiologist & Speech Pathologist
  • How do I become an Audiologist or Speech Pathologist?
    • Audiologist
      • Masters Degree
    • Speech Pathologist
      • Masters Degree
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Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist
  • How much do they make?
    • Audiologist
      • Starting Salary $40,000
      • Average Salary $50,000
    • Speech Pathologist
      • Starting Salary $35,000
      • Average Salary $45,000
radiology technology
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).

radiologic technology
Radiologic Technology
  • What do they do?
    • Apply knowledge of anatomy, positioning, radiographic technique, and radiation biology for diagnostic medicine.
    • Evaluate and maintain radiographic equipment.
radiologic technology14
Radiologic Technology
  • How to become a Radiologic Technologist.
    • 2 to 4 years at college level, technical school, or in-house training.
radiologic technology15
Radiologic Technology
  • How much do they make?
    • Starting Salary $38,000
    • Average Salary $45,000
physical therapy
Physical Therapy

The treatment of injuries or disorders using physical methods, such

as exercise, massage, or the application of heat

physical therapy17
Physical Therapy
  • What do they do?
    • Evaluate
      • Joint motion.
      • Muscle strength and endurance.
      • Appearance and stability of walking.
      • The need for braces and artificial limbs.
      • Developmental activities.
      • Etc.
physical therapy18
Physical Therapy
  • How to become a Physical Therapist.
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
physical therapy19
Physical Therapy
  • How much do they make?
    • Starting Salary $39,000
    • Average Salary $56,000
    • Upper Salary $100,000

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.

  • What do they do?
    • Maintain life during open heart surgery.
    • Administer blood and/or fluids.
    • Administer anesthetic agents.
  • How to become a Perfusionist.
    • Must have a bachelors degree.
    • Certificate programs.
      • 1 to 4 years.
  • How much do they make?
    • Starting Salary $50,000
    • Average Salary $70,000
    • High Salary $90,000
occupational therapist
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.

occupational therapist25
Occupational Therapist
  • What do they do?
    • Daily Living Skills
    • Work Readiness
    • Play / Leisure Capacities
    • Educational Performance
    • Development of sensory-motor, perceptual or neuromuscular functions.
occupational therapist26
Occupational Therapist
  • How to become an Occupational Therapist.
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
occupational therapist27
Occupational Therapist
  • How much do they make?
    • Starting Salary $40,000
    • Average Salary $50,000
    • High Salary $71,000
diagnostic medical sonographer
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.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • What do they do?
    • Gather diagnostic data.
    • Operate and maintain ultrasound machines.
    • Limited interpretation of ultrasounds.
diagnostic medical sonographer30
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • How to become a Sonographer.
    • 1 to 4 year programs based on program objectives and degree.
diagnostic medical sonographer31
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • How much do they make?
    • Starting Salary $31,000
    • Average Salary $48,000
    • High Salary $65,000
physician assistant
Physician Assistant
  • What is Physician Assistant
    • Started in 1960s
    • Provides a physician with the ability to increase patient base.
physician assistant33
Physician Assistant
  • What do they do?
    • Diagnose
    • Prescribe
    • Work under the license of a physician
    • Usually family practice, but may specialize
physician assistant34
Physician Assistant
  • How to become a Physician Assistant.
    • 2 Years post bachelors degree.
physician assistant35
Physician Assistant
  • How much do they make?
    • Starting Salary $63,000
    • Average Salary $72,000
dental hygienist
Dental Hygienist

A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who

specializes in preventive care.

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Dental Hygienist
  • What do they do?
    • Perform patient screening.
    • Take dental x-rays.
    • Remove plaque from teeth.
    • Apply sealants and fluorides to teeth.
    • Teach oral hygiene techniques.
    • Counsel patients on good nutrition.
dental hygienist38
Dental Hygienist
  • How to become a Dental Hygienist?
    • 2 year associate degree.
    • 4 year bachelors degree.
dental hygienist39
Dental Hygienist
  • How much do they make?
    • Average $26/hour