Allied Health Occupations
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Allied Health is designed to prepare students for the following careers in the health field:
Certified Patient Care Technician (PCT) - performs basic medical treatments, such as collecting specimens, performing lab work, and may assist patients with activities of daily living such as eating, dressing , and bathing.
Certified Medication Assistant (CMA) - works with patients and their medications in a variety of settings.
Home Health Aide - takes over patient care at home.
Medical Assistant/Receptionist - works in physicians’ offices with patients and insurance.
All certified designations depend upon the student’s successful completion a certifying examination by the National Healthcareer Association (NHAnow.com). Students who wish to continue their education in the health field after high school should take advanced math, biology, and chemistry courses.
New Jersey Board of Nursing: Nursing Standards
National Library of Medicine: Medical Research
Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Workplace Safety
College Raptor: Allied Health Sciences
College Board: General Health Sciences
PCT: Patient Care Technician
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mayo Clinic: Medical Research
https://www.bcit.cc/site/default.aspx?DomainID=334: National Healthcareer Association certifying agency