Allied Health/Medical Science Careers: Allied Health Education: National Career Institute (NCIedu.com)
Does your mind jump to doctors and nurses when you think of healthcare jobs? Your assumptions might be wrong: it’s estimated that 60% of the healthcare jobs in the US are actually allied health positions.
Broadly speaking, allied health encompasses the jobs that fall outside the traditional healthcare professions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists. For those health care employees, obviously, patient contact is the major function of their job. But with allied health professionals, the amount of patient involbement can vary by the workplace setup, and even by day.
Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
According to U.S. Dept. of Labor; the median annual salary for healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) was $29,740 as of May 2018.
The American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education (AIMS) is a private career school with locations in Piscataway and Edison, NJ. We offer education and training to adults who want to join the healthcare field. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing they all have in common is the drive and motivation to create a better future for themselves.
That’s where we come in: AIMS Education provides career training for some of the most in-demand healthcare professions. Through a focused learning environment with experienced instructors and hands-on training, our programs are designed to prepare graduates for a career in allied health. Our support for students doesn’t end in the classroom. AIMS offers career guidance and assistance to all of our students and graduates. Our ultimate goal is to see every student enjoy a successful career in the healthcare field.