Allied Health

Allied health is a collection of healthcare paths that offer growth for people who start a healthcare career in roles such as CNA or a Phlebotomist. Allied health careers vary in terms of type of work and the clinical settings where work is performed. These occupations require significant patient interaction as well as being a part of a healthcare team. Health Careers NW participants can investigate the various allied health career options with their career coach as part of their professional development.


Allied Health Career Path Flow

HCNW Allied Health
  • Medical Assistant
  • Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician
  • $12.87
  • 1-year training + certification
  • Other occupations in the Allied Health field

  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures
  • $19.84
  • Associates Degree
  • Physical Therapist

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Take X-Rays and CAT scans and/or administer non-radioactive materials into a patient's blood for diagnostic purposes
  • $23.73
  • Associates Degree
  • MRI Tech

  • MRI Tech
  • Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
  • $26.68
  • Associates Degree plus 5 years experience in field (as a Rad Tech).

  • Sterile Processing Tech
  • Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment.
  • $12.75
  • Short specialized training
  • Surgical Technologist

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.
  • $17.91
  • 1 year or Associates Degree Program + Certification

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.
  • $24.37
  • Associates Degree