November 4th through the 11th marks “National Allied Health Professionals Week.” Millions of allied health professionals in America make up approximately one half of the entire healthcare workforce in the country. Allied Health includes important healthcare professions distinct from medical doctors and nursing. These professions involve a diverse category of jobs, including Medical Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Coding and Billing Officers, Dental Assistants, and several dozen other specialized healthcare roles.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment projections show there is both an existing shortage of trained allied health professionals and an expected increase in demand in these job fields over the next decade. This is due to several factors, such as an aging population with greater healthcare needs, existing health personnel reaching retirement age, a greater shift to allied health professionals to address specific patient needs in cost-efficient medical settings, and other factors.
Lincoln Tech Supports Graduates and Employers Alike in the Allied Health Field.
“Attending Lincoln Tech was one of the best choices I’ve made in my entire life,” says Michael Dowling, a recent graduate of the Medical Assistant training program at Lincoln Tech in New Britain, CT. “I was at a point in my life where I really didn’t know what I wanted to do or become. Lincoln Tech really sparked my interest because of the flexibility [of their program] and the direct path to a career that is in demand.”
It’s also no secret how greatly healthcare facilities and practices have come to depend on allied health professionals to keep their operations running smoothly and efficiently. Hiring managers trust Lincoln Tech graduates to tend to their patients and handle administrative duties such as insurance billing.
“Lincoln Tech sets the bar high for their students, then teaches and supports them to achieve their personal best,” says Michele Arn, office manager at a private surgical practice in Manchester, CT. “Coaching new healthcare professionals in their transition to skilled providers is rewarding and energizing, and our office [enjoys] a continued, mutually beneficial relationship with Lincoln Tech.”
Lincoln Tech thanks all allied health professionals around the country for the critical work they do for America’s healthcare system!