If you are thinking about a career in a health field, ALLIED HEALTH at UCTECH is a great beginning. UCTECH, in cooperation with the Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions, offers ALLIED HEALTH for high school juniors and seniors. This program gives the student the opportunity to explore a wide variety of allied health careers while earning high school and college credits.
ALLIED HEALTH combines in-depth study of the body’s systems with basic health care practices. Specific responsibilities of health care professionals, communications and observation skills, safety considerations, patient care, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, emergency procedures and health care in society are all covered in ALLIED HEALTH.
As part of the curriculum, students are provided with the necessary classroom instruction and laboratory experience to become entry level MEDICAL ASSISTANTS. Medical Assistants interact directly with both caregivers and patients. They are the physician’s first line of information gathering when it comes to patients. Medical Assistants perform both clinical and administrative tasks to keep the offices and clinics of physicians running smoothly. Students can also earn college credits that can be used toward a degree or certificate in an allied health profession at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey or at a number of other colleges.
The ALLIED HEALTH program is specifically designed for those students interested in pursuing careers in medical assisting, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, emergency medical technician, physician assistant, medical imaging, surgical technician or other related health fields.