Allied Health Occupations

F611/F616

ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Allied Health is designed to prepare students for the following careers in the health field:

  • 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.
  • Nursing Assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - provide basic care to patients, as well as assist them in activities of daily activities of daily living such as bathing.
  • Certified Medication Assistant - 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. Students who wish to continue their education in the health field after high school should take advanced math, biology, and chemistry courses.

Resources

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