Planning for Medicine & Allied Health Fields
Medicine and Allied Health Graduate Programs
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the healthcare industry is the biggest industry in the United States, with more than 13 million workers. 10 of the 20 most rapidly growing industries are currently located in this field. In fact, it’s estimated that 20 percent of new jobs through 2014 will be located in the medical industry, and the majority of these positions will be filled by individuals with 4 years or less of training.
Many new healthcare jobs will be located in the field of Allied Health. This term is used to classify up to 100 different healthcare careers, excluding doctors and nurses. While every career in the allied health field should grow through the near future, careers in allied health offer promising job security. Kentucky State University offers coursework that prepares students for admission to upper-level courses at a university with an accredited program toward an undergraduate degree in an allied health field. Allied Health offerings at Kentucky State University include pre-physical therapy, pre-optometry, and pre-pharmacy.
If you need more information about these programs or others, please consult the Pre-Health Professions advisors, Dr. Suzette Polson and Dr. Nancy Wallin, or Dr. Tamara Sluss (for veterinary medicine).