Careers in Allied Health Professions
Are you fascinated by human health but not sure which course is right for you? Ever wondered where a degree in allied health professions can take you, take a look the careers our courses can lead too. From working alongside senior paramedics, rehabilitating people with hearing and balance conditions or helping those with speech, language and swallowing issues; now couldn’t be a more exciting time to study one of our allied health professions degrees.
Studying Paramedicine, you could go on to become a...
Does the thought of responding to emergency call outs, arriving first to the scene of an emergency and giving people life-saving medical help make your heart beat that little faster? Then this could be the career for you. You will be educated and trained to make decisions in complex and high-pressure situations in unfamiliar and often unpredictable environments. Paramedics also work closely with other healthcare teams, such as: GPs, Nurses, Mental Health Crisis Teams and Pharmacists to manage patients in the community or closer to their home. Find out more.
Speech and Language Therapist
Ever wondered what a speech and language therapist does? They address speech, language and communication problems as well as assisting with eating and drinking difficulties. They work closely with teachers, psychologists and other health professionals, along with supporting patients themselves. Our graduates have become speech and language therapists for the NHS, charitable institutions and private healthcare companies. Find out more.
If you have an enquiring mind and want to use the latest technological advances to see inside a patient’s body and diagnose what is wrong with them; then this could be the career for you. You will learn how to use a wide range of imaging techniques and technology to produce high-quality diagnostic images to aid the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Radiographers can go onto specialise in areas such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, clinical reporting of x-ray imaging, research, teaching and management. Find out more.
What does an audiologist actually do? They apply their specialist knowledge to assess, manage and rehabilitate people of all ages with hearing and balance problems and associated disorders. Qualified professionals can expect to find work in a variety of settings – such as hospitals, private practices, research groups and the education sector – often working in multi-disciplinary teams and liaising with teachers, psychologists and other healthcare staff. Career opportunities are varied and include roles within the NHS, the private sector and with hearing aid and audiology manufacturers at home and abroad. Find out more.