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Allied Health

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Allied Health from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Cardiovascular Technologists
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Dental Hygienists
EMTs and Paramedics
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Massage Therapists
Medical Assistants
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physician Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Radiologic Technologists
Respiratory Therapists
Surgical Technologists
Veterinary Technologists

 

Other Job Titles:
Clinical Coordinator
Diagnostic Medical Technologist
Dietetic Technician
Health Information Manager
Program Director
Radiographer

 

Additional Resources - Careers in Allied Health

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Health Care Management
  • Career Launcher: Health Care Providers
  • Vault Guide to Allied Health Care Careers
  • Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

 

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • What made you decide to enter the healthcare field?
  • Which clinical specialty area have you enjoyed the most and why?
  • How will you deal with difficult doctors?
  • Tell us about a time when you had deal with a difficult patient and/or family. How did you handle that situation?
  • What type of health care experience do you have?
  • Tell us about a time in which you had to handle an irate physician, co-worker, or patient. How did you handle it and what were the results?
  • Demonstrate the steps you would take to create a treatment plan for a patient. Provide examples if applicable.
  • What do you believe are essential qualities you must possess to be successful in the healthcare industry?
  • What do you see as the most serious health problem facing us today?
  • What problems do you see in the American health care delivery system?
  • What recommendations would you make for improvement?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

 

 

The Career Center
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Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu



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