Allied Health Professional Associations: Networking and Support

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For individuals who choose a career path in allied health, there are many professional associations that provide networking and support, helpful resources, and career advancement assistance. Some of these associations include: The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA): The mission of the ADAA is “to advance the careers of dental assistants and promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.” Membership benefits of the ADAA include professional liability insurance, discounts on continuing education courses, and a subscription to The Dental Assistant Journal with annual free continuing education. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA): The mission of the AAMA is “to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.” The AAMA is the only association dedicated exclusively to the Medical…