A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Academics

What is an Allied Health Profession?

  • The Allied Heath Professions consists of different types of occupations relating to health care in some way.
  • Allied health Professions involve the delivery of health care or services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, prevention, and rehabilitation of diseases and disorders in clients of all ages.
  • Allied health professionals work in different environments and settings. Professions vary from working behind the scenes in an office or lab setting with minimal patient contact or in direct hands-on treatment care settings.
  • Allied health professionals are educated and hold degrees from certificates to doctorates in their profession. They have taken and passed national board exams and are certified and/or licensed to practice in their profession of choice.
  • Allied health professionals are in high demand in the healthcare field.

Things to consider when choosing an Allied Health Profession

  • What type of Allied Health degree would you like to obtain?
  • What type of environment or setting would you like to work in?
  • What hours do you see yourself working? 
  • What are your salary expectations? 
  • Ask yourself.... Would you be happy working in the same profession in five, ten, twenty years?
  • Would you be able to provide direct patient care?
  • Are there jobs available in the area and location I want to choose?
  • Are you patient and considerate of others mental and physical deficits?
  • Do you want to specialize within a profession? 
  • What additional training and education will you need to reach your goals?

Things to consider when choosing where to obtain your Higher Education

  • Would the institution be a good fit for you and your lifestyle?
  • Are you willing to make sacrifices or lifestyle changes in order to achieve your academic goals?
  • How are the institution's graduates and alumni perceived when applying for a job?
  • Is the institution financially feasible for you?
  • How will you fund your educational goals?
  • What does the institution offer to meet your needs outside of the classroom?  Socially?  Religiously? Clinically?
  • What type of reputation does the institution have? 
  • What is the atmosphere like on and around campus?
  • Visit and take a tour of campus.

Research & Advisement

    We encourage you to learn more about your future in an Allied Health Profession by researching your interests online or through real life experiences.   There are many online resources where you can learn more about Allied Health Professions.  We would recommend you begin with the Bureau of Labor and Statistics which offers occupation overviews and salary statistics.

    Some of our programs require a certain number of observation hours with an Allied Health Professional as part of their admissions process.  These experiences give a prospective student a glimpse of the profession and access to health care professionals that can answer career specific questions.

    If you have questions about our programs or course offerings, please feel free to contact us and talk to one of our advisors.  We encourage all prospective students to review our complete program information available on our website and our marketing brochures before contacting us with questions.  Reviewing our program information may answer a lot of your questions you may have or create new ones you didn't think of initially. Advising appointments are available by contacting your program of choice.

    Have a general question?  Email us:    askalliedhealth@llu.edu