List of Allied Health Professions

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List of Allied Health professionals

LIST OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS

  1. BIO-ENGINEERING
  2. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
  3. CHIROPRACTIC
  4. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  5. DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
  6. DENTAL HYGIENE
  7. PARAMEDIC
  8. EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
  9. HEALTH LIBRARIANS
  10. KINESIOTHERAPY
  11. MEDICAL DOSIMETRY (DOSIMETRIST)
  12. MEDICAL PHYSICS
  13. MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST
  14. MEDICAL RADIATION SCIENTIST (MEDICAL/CARDIAC SONOGRAPHERS, RADIOGRAPHERS (X-RAY, MR, CT, NUCLEAR MEDICINE), AND RADIATION THERAPISTS)
  15. MIDWIFERY
  16. NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY
  17. NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
  18. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
  19. OPERATING DEPARTMENT PRACTITIONERS
  20. OPTOMETRY
  21. ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS
  22. ORTHOPTIST
  23. PERFUSIONIST
  24. PHARMACY
  25. PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PHYSIOTHERAPY
  26. PSYCHOLOGIST
  27. PUBLIC HEALTH
  28. RADIATION THERAPY
  29. RADIOGRAPHY
  30. REHABILITATION COUNSELING
  31. RESPIRATORY THERAPY
  32. SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
  33. SPIRITUAL CARE
  34. SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST
  35. SOCIAL WORK
  36. ULTRASOUND

Reference: http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Allied_health_professionals

DEMANDING ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SECTOR
  1. NURSES
  2. AUDIOLOGISTS
  3. DENTAL HYGIENISTS
  4. PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
  5. SURGICAL / ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGISTS
  6. IMAGING TECHNOLOGISTS

BS Nursing

Nursing and midwifery are well known and highly reputable allied health care professions world-wide. They are highly paid allied health professionals and are always in demand. According to certain surveys it has been concluded that Pakistan is facing shortfall of nurses i.e. both Male and female. As per standard protocols there must be 1 nurse for 4 beds and unfortunately in our government hospitals there are merely 2 to three nurses available in ward of 30 to 40 beds.

According to The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) current Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median expected annual salary for registered nurses is $68,450. Actual salaries will vary greatly based on your specialization, location, years of experience, and a variety of other factors

Approximately there is shortfall of 20 to 25000 nurses in Pakistan. In order to overcome this dilemma, Government should establish more teaching institutes for nurses and must increase their number in hospitals.

Nurses are appointed at Grade 16/17 in Government setups. They are eligible to do Masters, post graduate diplomas and PHD in various domains of health sciences.

MS and PHD is available in following domains.

  • Nurse
  • Neonatal Nurse
  • Family Nurse
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse

BS Audiology

An audiologist is a health-care professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system portions of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing, tinnitus, or balance problems. They dispense, manage, and rehabilitate hearing aids and assess candidacy for and map cochlear implants. They counsel families through a new diagnosis of hearing loss in infants, and help teach coping and compensation skills to late-deafened adults. They also help design and implement personal and industrial hearing safety programs, newborn hearing screening programs, school hearing screening programs, and provide special fitting ear plugs and other hearing protection devices to help prevent hearing loss. Audiologists are trained to evaluate peripheral vestibular disorders originating from inner ear pathologies. They also provide treatment for certain vestibular and balance disorders such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In addition, many audiologists work as auditory scientists in a research capacity.

MSc/MS/PG. Dip/PHD is available in

  • hospital care management,
  • Public health
  • Advanced audiology studies,
  • Audiology and speech sciences.
  • Otology and audiology,
  • Rehabilitative audiology and Pediatric audiology

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for audiologists was $75,920 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,300, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $111,150.

BS Dental Hygiene

A dental hygienist or oral hygienist is a licensed dental professional, registered with a dental association or regulatory body within their country of practice. Prior to completing clinical and written board examinations, registered dental hygienists must have Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited college or university. Once registered, hygienists are primary healthcare professionals who work independently of or alongside dentists and other dental professionals to provide full oral health care. They have the training and education that focus on and specialize in the prevention and treatment of many oral diseases.

MSc/MS/PG. Dip/PHD is available in

  • hospital care management,
  • Public health,
  • Advanced Restorative and Periodontal Practice(MSc),
  • Dental Public Health,
  • Dental Hygiene (MSc)

The average Dental Hygienist salary in the United States is $72,450 as of October 31, 2018, but the range typically falls between $62,184 and $82,468.

The average dental hygienist salary in Pakistan is RS. 1056048 or an equivalent hourly rate of RS. 508. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected.

https://www.salaryexpert.com/salary/job/dental-hygienist/pakistan

It’s an emerging field that is high in demand, in western and eastern countries with handsome amount of salary packages.

BS Surgical/Anesthesia Technology

Most surgical technologists — about 60 percent in the United States — work in hospitals, mainly in operating and delivery rooms. Surgical technologists are also adaptive to deal with equipment handling and handling a C-arm fluoroscope in angioplasty and orthopedics and in many other departments as well. A surgical technologist with multiple experiences is preferred. Other jobs are in offices of physicians or dentists who perform outpatient surgery and in outpatient care centers, including ambulatory surgery centers.  In the US, depending on the role and employment setting, they may go by different titles including Scrub Surgical Technologists.

Anesthesia technologists are part of a surgical team. They assist anesthesiologists in managing a patient’s pain during surgery by administering anesthesia and monitoring patient status. Anesthesia technologists are surgical technologists who specialize in assisting anesthesiologists. These professionals heavily assist in pre-surgery by setting up and sterilizing any necessary equipment, taking patient vital signs, and helping anesthesiologists into their sterile gowns. Additionally, before the procedure, anesthesia technologists ensure that all anesthesia equipment functions properly to keep patients sedated. During the actual surgery, anesthesia technologists may observe the vital signs of a patient, but primarily hand materials to doctors and perform minor duties, like applying dressings or monitoring operating equipment.

Surgical/ Anesthesia technologists Surgical Technologists. Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.

At general hospitals, surgical techs averaged $22.26 per hour versus $16.46 for medical assistants, according to a May 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. At physician offices, the average hourly rate was $22.97 for surgical techs and $15.76 for medical assistants

The NBSTSA’s certification program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation division of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) and is in compliance with NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.

The Examination Review Committee for the Certified Surgical Technologist examination (CST-ERC) has the responsibility within NBSTSA for examination design and development of the national certifying examination for surgical technologists.

MSc/MS/PG. Dip/PHD is available in

  • Hospital care management.
  • Disaster Management
  • Public health
  • Surgical science and practice
  • Surgical interventional sciences

For Anesthesia Technologists

  • Advanced clinical practice- pediatric anesthesia,
  • Anesthesia and Peri-operative medicine
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Managing care in Peri-operative and anesthesia practice,
  • Clinical management of pain

 

https://career.iresearchnet.com/career-information/surgical-technologist-career/

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are independent health care professionals concerned with identifying & maximizing quality of life & movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment & rehabilitation specialty which has physical means of treating patients suffering from different diseases.

MSc/MS/PG. Dip/PHD is available in

  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Musculoskeletal physical therapy
  • Neuromuscular physical therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Advanced Health care

 

These are highly paid professionals in Canada, Germany, USA and Australia. The average Physiotherapist salary in Canada is$72,638 per year or $37.25 per hour. Entry level positions start at $31,200 per year while most experienced workers make up to $97,500 per year.

As per international guidelines one Physical therapist can deal 10 indoor/ admitted patients and maximum 5 to 6 outdoor patients per day.

In District Head Quarter Hospital there is only one physical therapist and maximum two technicians who are supposed to manage OPD of 50 to 60 patients and all the admitted patients in ICU, CCU, Medicine, pediatric and surgery wards.

As per international guidelines, seats of physiotherapists must be increased in each hospital of DHQ and THQ.

BS Medical Imaging Technology

Medical Imaging Technologists work in radiological diagnostic laboratories, para-medical training institutes as lecturers, non-government organizations, private clinics/hospitals and research/diagnostic laboratories, cancer hospitals, radiation therapy department, nuclear research laboratories and Bio-medical engineering firms. Medical imaging technologists can open up their own diagnostic laboratories and can practice as legal practitioners but due to strong external influences, lack of capital and awareness only a few graduates have managed to have their own setup in Pakistan.

MSc/MS/PG. Dip/PHD is available in

  • Hospital care management
  • nuclear medicine
  • Bio-medical engineering
  • public health

The average annual pay for a Medical Imaging Tech A cross the U.S. is $58,978 a year. A Medical Imaging Tech annual salary ranges from $20,000 to $124,500 nationally. This moderate spread of $104,500 indicates Medical Imaging Tech salaries are seeing general stability across the country.

 

 

To Conclude, Government of Pakistan needs to take serious measures for establishing and promoting these highly effective and important health care fields by increasing there number of seats in Government hospitals and developing more teaching institutes for them. As these allied health professionals are playing vital role in society and they work from dawn to dusk for betterment of people.

There are more than 50 million Allied health professionals in Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, China, America, Australia, UAE, India and Saudi-Arabia who have gained massive respect and reputation in their respective fields.