Delta Technical College offers allied health training programs relevant to today’s workforce. Allied health careers include medical assistant, dental assistant and medical coder. At Delta Tech, you can complete your hands-on healthcare training in 9 months.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
What is allied health?
The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) defines allied health professionals as those who are “involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others.”
What do allied health professionals do?
The responsibilities and skill sets of allied health professionals vary across career paths, but typically include:
- Working closely with physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists
- Providing patient and/or client care
- Specializing and/or becoming well-versed in wellness, nutrition, medical ethics, record keeping and/or clinical procedures
Are allied health professionals in demand?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.”