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Allied Health Resources

For more information on Allied Health careers, see This is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and give students a reliable, and comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions. This includes information on and links to health-related education/training programs, financial aid resources, specialized learning opportunities, and current issues in health care. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.


Allied health and ancillary care professions are a fast-growing segment of the health care industry. Below are just some organizations devoted to the various fields of allied health.*


  • Art Therapy
American Art Therapy Association
  • Athletic Training

National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification

  • Audiology

American Academy of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • Biomedical Research
National Association for Biomedical Research
  • Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist

Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals
The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals

  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
American Society for Clinical Pathology
National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel

  • Clinical Neurophysiology Technology

American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists

  • Clinical Pastoral Education
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
  • Cytotechnology

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT)

  • Dietetics

American Dietetic Association
International Confederation of Dietetic Associations

  • Echocardiography
American Society of Echocardiography
  • Forensic Medicine
American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Massage Therapy
The American Massage Therapy Association
  • Medical Social Sciences
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Music Therapy
American Music Therapy Association
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology

Society for Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board

  • Nurse Anesthesia
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nursing Clinical Education

National League for Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Nurses Association

  • Nurse Endoscopy
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
  • Nurse Practitioner

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP)
AANP National Certification Program
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

  • Occupational Therapy

The American Occupational Therapy Association
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

  • Perfusionist
American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technologists
  • Perioperative Nurse
American Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
  • Pharmacy

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
<National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
<National Association of Chain Drug Stores

  • Physical Therapy
American Physical Therapy Association
  • Physician Assistant

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Physician Assistant Education Association

  • Radiation Therapy

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiation Therapy

  • Radiography

Radiological Society of North America
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Association of Educators in Imaging & Radiological Sciences

  • Recreational Therapy

American Therapeutic Recreation Association
National Therapeutic Recreation Society
National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification

  • Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care
The National Board for Respiratory Care
Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Lambda Beta Society

  • Social Work

The National Association of Social Workers
American Counseling Association

  • Sonography

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

  • Surgical Technology

Association of Surgical Technologists
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

* Baystate Health System only provides this listing as a reference tool