What Is Allied Health?

Allied health is a segment of the healthcare sector that includes a large group of health professionals. Allied health professionals make up an estimated 60% of the healthcare workforce in the U.S. Many allied health professions are patient-facing roles carried out in collaboration with other members of a medical or healthcare team including physicians, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists. Other allied health jobs operate more independently, functioning as specialist and administrative roles. Allied health professionals are essential to the effective provision of health care and associated services all around the world, and in the U.S. job growth in the healthcare space over the next decade is projected to be far more rapid than the average for all occupations.

Featured Allied Health Careers


Allied Health Career Statistics

Interesting numbers worth considering

Button Test


The number of weeks you can complete training to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)


Estimate of the U.S. healthcare workforce classified as allied health


New jobs projected by the U.S. BLS to be added in the healthcare field from 2019-2029


New for you

Keep up to date