What are Allied health jobs?

Allied health jobs are basically any type of healthcare job that is not practised by medical, nursing or dentistry staff. Allied health professions vary from one country to another. In the UK, such professions are considered only ‘legitimate’ when they are recognised by the National Health Service (NHS).

Allied health professions in the UK include those practising dietetics, chiropody, drama therapy, occupational therapy, and diagnostic and therapeutic radiography. It is important to remember that there are various professions that may be recognised abroad, but not in the UK. In South Africa, for instance, there are two governing boards for these allied health professions: The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa, or AHPCSA, and the Health Professions Council of South Africa or HPCSA. AHPCSA recognises the practice of acupuncture, which is not recognised in the UK.

Training Required

How much and what kind of training is required will depend on what type of allied health career you are interested in. You are sure to find a lot of educational opportunities if you wish to be a radiographer, but you are likely to have a hard time finding choices to consider if you want to learn more about music or drama therapy. In some cases, no training is required at all.

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Find out what the most popular allied health jobs are today by searching for them online on websites such as alliedhealthcare.com and healthjobsuk.com. London-based paediatric case managers are paid £35k in average. Those studying to become midwife sonographers should expect their salary to be in the range of £36k to £46k per annum.

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