University of Wisconsin–Madison

Allied Health Professions

Allied health professionals may work collaboratively with physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and others to provide quality care for patients, or they may work independently. According to the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions:

Allied health encompasses a broad group of health professionals who use scientific principles and evidence-based practice for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic diseases; promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health, and apply administration and management skills to support health care systems in a variety of settings.

Careers in Allied Health

Careers that require a Certificate or Associate’s Degree:

Advanced Cardiovascular Sonographer, Anesthesia Technologist/Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Emergency Medicine Technician/Paramedic, Hospital Administrator, Lactation Consultant, Massage Therapist, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Assistant, Medical Interpreter, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Scribe Specialist, Midwife, Neurodiagnostic Technician, Nursing Assistant, Paramedic Technician, Perfusionist (B.S. & M.S. also), Polysomnographic Technician, Radiation Therapist, Recreational Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, Specialist in Blood Bank Technology, Surgical Assistant

Careers that require a Bachelor’s Degree:

Athletic Traininng Cyotechnology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Dietetics, Communication Disorders, Health Care Management, Kinesiotherapy, Nutrition (B.S.), Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician


Careers that require a Master’s degree or Above:

Anesthesiology Assistant, Audiology, Exercise Physiology, Medical Illustration, Medical Social Work, Nutrition (M.S./Ph.D.), Orthotics/Prosthetics, Radiography, Speech-Language Pathology