Fast-Growing Allied Health Professions Now Featured on U.S. News University Directory

Videos and other career-building resources added to the Internet's premier education portal

Jun 01, 2011, 09:00 ET from U.S. News University Directory

TAMPA, Fla., June 1, 2011 / ( -- Discovering how to excel in many of the country's fastest-growing professions just got easier, thanks to the comprehensive allied health resources now featured on U.S. News University Directory. In addition to viewing videos about many allied health careers, students can read the latest news about this field and browse a listing of top allied health degree and certificate programs from accredited schools.

Allied health encompasses clinical healthcare professions outside the core fields of dentistry, medicine and nursing. Among those now included on U.S. News University Directory -- the trusted authority on education news and school rankings -- are audiology, biomedical science, medical assisting, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiologic technology and more.

"Research conducted by the University of California -- San Francisco indicates that allied health workers comprise more than 60% of the total healthcare workforce," says Matthew Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "They typically have secure, well-paying jobs, but entering these fields requires some post-secondary education. The new allied health resources on U.S. News University Directory allow us to help students find the right program, whether it's a one-year certificate, a six-year master's degree, or something in between."

Just how fast are allied health professions growing? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of pharmacy technicians to increase by 25% through 2018, while that of medical assistants expands by 34% and radiologic technologists by 17% during the same period. These numbers represent a faster-than-average to much-faster-than-average growth rate compared to all other occupations.

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