If you think that most allied health career paths have too much involvement with blood and bodily fluids for you to handle, you may be in for a surprise. The fact is there are many blood-free jobs in allied health that are equally rewarding, in demand, and may be a better fit for those who become queasy at the sight of blood.
Health Information Specialist – this in-demand career path is great for those with strong organization and data management skills. Health Information Technology jobs handle the patient’s electronic medical records and ensure the quality, accuracy and security of all patient data.
Pharmacy Technician – those with strong administrative, medical and customer service skills would be a great fit for this technical line of work. Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in dispensing drugs and perform administrative duties critical to help the pharmacy run smoothly.
Massage Therapist – in the massage therapy career path, touch is used to manipulate soft tissue muscles of the body to provide treatments and relief from pain. Massage Therapists use this skill to treat painful injuries, decompress overworked muscles and promote overall wellness.
Health Information Technology (Medical Billing & Coding) – those who enjoy working with computers and technology may enjoy a career path in Health Information Technology. This rewarding career path focuses on health-related information and the systems used to collect, process, store, retrieve and communicate information to support systems, management and decision-making individuals.
All of these allied health careers represent some of the most in-demand and fastest growing careers in the country. While providing a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services, these allied health career paths work closely with patients, nurses and doctors. To learn more about getting started with a career in allied healthcare, programs offered at Arizona College, call us today at 602-222-9300 to connect with an Admissions representative.