Allied Health includes a variety of health professionals that utilize science and evidence-based practices to treat patients. Allied Health is a diverse profession. Networking is crucial in learning about new opportunities, especially in Allied Health. At The Medicus Firm, our recruiters work with Allied Health professionals to discuss their ideal job opportunities and connect them with hiring managers across the United States.
Healthcare providers have a unique challenge when reviewing opportunities. Providers must choose what practice types are best. Examples of practice settings include private practice, non-profit, hospital-based, multi-specialty group, and academic settings. Allied Health professionals should consider long-term career goals when choosing practice types. Each practice type has unique benefits and challenges, so choosing the wrong fit can lead a job seeker back to starting their job search. If candidates are still determining what type of practice is best, they should consult with mentors or peers to learn their likes and dislikes.
As Allied Health positions become more coveted, many healthcare recruiters will reach out to Allied Health professionals across the United States. Location is a vital factor when choosing a job. Relocating does not just mean a new job but also a new home. Suppose a job seeker is looking to relocate. In that case, they should research the location through the internet or colleagues in the area to ensure the location is a good fit for the provider. It is also essential to know how long it takes to apply for certifications, licensure, or credentials in that state. Allied Health providers can often obtain more information from the organization or a recruiter on those processes.
Even though many organizations will use similar equipment, if there is something crucial to a professional performing their role, ensure that the organization has it during the interview or reach out to the recruiter. Assume an organization does not have the equipment or resources expected. In that case, one could ask if they could obtain it in the future. Electronic resources like medical record systems and databases would be similar. This holds especially true for Allied Health professionals in a research or academic setting.
Like other healthcare professionals, Allied Health job seekers will often go through an interview process. The interview process will look different for each organization but often includes multiple rounds of interviews with the organization's leadership and future colleagues. Allied Health job seekers can prepare themself to go into these interviews by reviewing their resume or CV and researching the organization and position. The resume or CV should be organized and concise while highlighting their skillset, education, and professional accomplishments. The interview process will look different for each organization but often includes multiple rounds of interviews with the organization's leadership and future colleagues.