Allied Health Specialties

Allied Health Specialties A-Z

Cath Lab Tech
A Catheterization Laboratory Technician assists physicians during catheterization procedures, which involve using catheters to diagnose and treat various cardiovascular conditions.


Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS)
Also known as Medical Laboratory Scientists, they analyze bodily fluids and tissues, perform complex testing, and interpret results for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.


CT Tech
A Computed Tomography Technician operates CT scanners to take detailed images of patients' bodies for diagnostic purposes, following physician guidelines and protocols.


A Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) Tech is a specialized surgical technologist who assists during heart-related surgeries, such as bypasses or other vascular procedures.


Echo Tech
An Echocardiography Technician uses ultrasound equipment to create images and conduct tests of the heart's structure and function, aiding in the diagnosis of heart diseases.


Endo Tech
An Endoscopy Technician assists in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, ensuring the necessary tools are ready and assisting doctors throughout the process.


EP Tech
An Electrophysiology Technician assists physicians in diagnosing and treating problems related to the electrical activities of the heart.


IR Tech
An Interventional Radiology Technician assists in procedures that use imaging to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures, including those involving the heart, vascular system, and other areas of the body.


Mammography Tech
A Mammography Technician specializes in taking images of breast tissue using low-dose X-ray machines to detect and diagnose breast diseases, primarily cancer.


Medical Tech (MT)
Medical Technologists perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures to assist doctors in diagnosing and treating diseases.


Medical Lab Scientist (MLS)
A Medical Lab Scientist performs complex tests, procedures, and analyses on body fluid samples to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.


MRI Tech
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Technician specializes in operating MRI machines, which use magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body.


Nuclear Med Tech
A Nuclear Medicine Technologist uses small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat diseases. They prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals and operate the scanners that create the images.


OB Tech
An OB (Obstetric) Tech assists doctors and nurses in labor and delivery settings, providing direct care to pregnant women before, during, and after childbirth.


Radiology Tech
This professional is involved in the delivery of radiation treatments to patients, primarily those with cancer. They ensure the correct amount of radiation is given as per the treatment plan.


Respiratory Therapist (RT)
Respiratory Therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema, or acute conditions such as pneumonia.


Surg Tech/OR Tech/Scrub Tech
These are professionals who assist in surgical operations. They prepare the operating room, sterilize equipment, and help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies.


Surg Tech First Assist
A Surgical Technologist First Assistant directly assists the surgeon during procedures, performing tasks such as suturing, tissue manipulation, or wound closure under the surgeon's supervision.


Sterile Processing Tech
This professional is responsible for the cleaning, sterilization, and distribution of medical instruments, equipment, and devices in healthcare settings to ensure patient safety.


Ultrasound Tech
An Ultrasound Technician operates equipment that uses sound waves to create images of the body's internal structures for diagnostic purposes.


Vascular Tech
A Vascular Technologist uses ultrasound equipment to assess the circulation of blood through blood vessels and help diagnose vascular diseases.


X-Ray Tech/Radiology Tech/Rad Tech
These professionals use X-ray equipment to take images of the body, which are then used by doctors for diagnosing and treating illnesses or injuries.