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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the healthcare industry is the biggest industry in the United States. 10 of the 20 most rapidly growing industries are included in this field. Many of these jobs will be in the area of health care referred to as , “Allied Health”. Allied Health is used to identify a group of health professions and covers as many as 100 different jobs (excluding doctors and nurses).

Utah State University Division of Health Professions offers programs for many of the fastest growing allied health careers. Our goal is to provide excellent training resources for our students so that they are ready upon completion of our programs to enter the workforce as well prepared, confident and professional employees.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


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CNAs often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


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Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system.

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Medical Assistant Certificate (MA)


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Medical Assistants primarily practice in ambulatory care settings such as medical offices, and clinics. Medical assistants are a crucial component to a medical practice’s staff.

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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)



Medical laboratory technicians (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Student

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Pharmacy Technicians assist the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medication and inventory control systems.

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Phlebotomy practice

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Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.

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Surgical Technician

Surgical Technician Student

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Surgical Technicians assist in operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical personnel.

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