In a modern and technological advanced society health care is an essential part of daily life. The list of allied health professions is long and so is range of their earnings, wages and pay, ranging from $15-$87/Hour; there are part time and full time jobs and each one has specific duties. What they have in common is a goal and important qualities. The goal is to help people with health and medical concerns to either get better, or at least, not get worse and live longer. The common qualities are:
• Analytical skills. Allied health professionals and their medical assistants must be able to understand and follow medical charts and diagnoses. They may be required to code a patientís medical records for billing purposes.
• Detail oriented.Allied health professionals and their medical assistants must be precise when taking vital signs or recording patient information. Physicians and insurance companies rely on accurate records.
• Interpersonal skills. Allied health professionals and their medical assistants need to be able to discuss patient information with other medical personnel, such as a physician. They often interact with patients who may be in pain or in distress, so they need to be able to show empathy, interest and act in a calm and professional manner.
• Technical skills. Allied health professionals and their medical assistants should be able to use basic clinical instruments so they can take a patientís vital signs, such as heart rate or blood pressure.
Healthcare staffing leader, Aureus Medical, has announced top job searches for February 2013. Their results for allied health careers most searched online via their website are impressive and indicators that health careers are still red hot; among them ultrasound technologists and sonographers, medical technologists (MT/MLT) and vascular technologists.