Allied Health

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Allied health careers complement many areas of healthcare. The term "allied health" is applied to a group of diverse healthcare professionals who perform essential work in collaboration with those in medicine, nursing and dentistry. Allied health includes a variety of professions including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory care. Each allied health profession consists of workers with different types and levels of skill and knowledge. Advantages of being an allied healthcare professional range from consistent employment and professional development to personal fulfilllment and opportunities for career advancement.