Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce, already have some experience or simply need a career change, now is the time to take the next step towards a career in Allied Health. Below you will discover what you can expect from this exciting career path, gain some useful industry insights and learn how you can become qualified in your chosen specialisation with Foundation Education.
Whether you choose to specialise with certain patients or assist at hospitals or health clinics, working closely with patients is an extremely rewarding experience. These careers are a great fit for those who want to put their natural traits and recently gained skills to good use, a career in allied health is an amazing option that allows you to have a significant impact on other people’s lives.
While they depend on where you choose to specialise, some of the daily duties you could be doing as part of your health career include:
Monitoring and recording patients' health
Promoting positive nutritional, mental and physical health
Communicating with patients, relatives and other health professionals
Assisting health professionals with clinical duties
However, no matter what you choose to specialise in, you can expect challenges along the way. Check out these informative articles to learn more about the duties and responsibilities of the following Allied Health careers:
There are some essential skills that can make all the difference in helping you have a successful career in allied health once you start your journey in the workforce. They include:
Patience – for working closely with patients under treatment or rehabilitation programs
Organisation - to follow procedures and keep on top of patient records
Communication - to communicate with patients, families, carers, doctors and other health professionals
Empathy – to put yourself in the patients’ shoes and empathise with their situation
The Healthcare and Social Assistance industry is the largest contributor of employment in Australia. This is great news for those just starting their careers in healthcare or for those re-entering the job market, as the number of people employed in the industry is expected to exceed 2 million by 2025.
There are occupation groups within the Allied Health industry that make up sizable portions of the total workforce, including Aged Care Assistant, Health Care Assistant and Physiotherapy Assistant. This represents the rise in Allied Health and how specialised workers can put their expertise to use in a variety of different sectors.
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The various duties of an Allied Health Assistant include:
Caring for patients by providing clinical support
Providing program-related support to allied health professionals
Assisting with administration tasks such as organising patient information
The various duties of a Physiotherapy Assistant include:
Supporting everyday people and athletes through physical rehabilitation
Developing patient-specific physiotherapy programs
Using rehab exercise equipment to increase patient’s strength
Evaluating a patient’s condition and needs
Develop treatment plans to address a patient’s needs
Train patients and their caregivers to use special equipment
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