Allied Health Professionals Week (November 7th – 13th) honors the millions of allied healthcare therapists and specialists that enhance the quality of healthcare worldwide. Allied health is distinct from medicine and nursing – it incorporates a broad scope of healthcare professionals that diagnose, evaluate, and treat acute and chronic diseases, promote disease prevention, and create positive wellness programs for ideal health.
Allied healthcare careers include:
- Physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists
- Physician assistants
- Medical clinical laboratory scientists
- Pharmacy professionals
- Emergency medical personnel (EMT and paramedics)
- Imaging specialists
- Speech-language pathologists
- Orthotists, prosthetists, nutritionists, dietitians, and more
According to the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP), “The professions included as allied health vary from country to country; however, estimates have suggested that as much as 60% of the U.S. healthcare workforce may be classified as allied health. Allied health plays an essential role in the delivery of health care and related services in the U.S. and throughout the world.”
Allied healthcare professionals have played an essential role in patient care and recovery during the ongoing COVID-19 battle. MedPro Healthcare salutes these professionals for their tireless efforts and dedication to the continuous care they provide worldwide.
Are you a Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional looking to work and travel the U.S.?
MedPro Healthcare Staffing is a Joint Commission-certified and leading provider of healthcare contract staffing services to facilities across the U.S. To find out more, APPLY NOW or call us, at (800) 886-8108.