Allied Health Professional
Allied Health Professionals are the healthcare workers who identify, evaluate, and work to prevent diseases and disorders through providing services such as rehabilitation, health systems management and dietary and nutrition services. Allied Health Professionals include occupational therapists, physical therapists, dental hygienists, dietitians, speech language pathologists, diagnostic medical sonographers, radiographers, medical technologists, and respiratory therapists.To perform effectively, Allied Health Professionals must have strong communication and critical thinking skills coupled with excellent interpersonal sensitivity. They must be capable of following rules and guidelines and should be attentive to detail. Teamwork is essential due to the requirement to work closely with medical professionals from other domains. Allied Health Professionals must also be capable of staying calm under pressure and responding to change.