Allied Health

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the "What Can I Do with This Major" guides for healthcare sciences.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Cardiovascular Technologists
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
  • Dental Hygienists
  • EMTs and Paramedics
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Surgical Technologists
  • Veterinary Technologists

Other Job Titles:

  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Diagnostic Medical Technologist
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Health Information Manager
  • Program Director
  • Radiographer

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Additional Resources


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Allied Health Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF)asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview questions

Common industry related questions
  • What made you decide to enter the healthcare field?
  • Which clinical specialty area have you enjoyed the most and why?
  • How will you deal with difficult doctors?
  • Tell us about a time when you had deal with a difficult patient and/or family. How did you handle that situation?
  • What type of health care experience do you have?
  • Tell us about a time in which you had to handle an irate physician, co-worker, or patient. How did you handle it and what were the results?
  • Demonstrate the steps you would take to create a treatment plan for a patient. Provide examples if applicable.
  • What do you believe are essential qualities you must possess to be successful in the healthcare industry?
  • What do you see as the most serious health problem facing us today?
  • What problems do you see in the American health care delivery system?
  • What recommendations would you make for improvement?


Professional Organizations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.