Therapy Jobs in Spotlight during National Allied Health Professionals Week

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This first week of November, therapists across the USA are being celebrated for their contributions to allied healthcare, via National Allied Health Professionals Week (AHPW). While the event puts therapists’ contributions in the spotlight, colleagues and patients appreciate their therapists year round; but it doesn’t hurt to have a few days on the calendar devoted to promoting awareness about therapy careers. Did you know there are 80 different kinds of allied healthcare practitioners, serving in therapy jobs nationwide ?

Occupational therapists and physical therapists, their assistants, speech language pathologists and respiratory therapists are part of that long list of allied health caregivers. As more Americans reach retirement age and birth rates climb, extraordinary job gains are reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The fact that there are approximately 5 million therapists at work today, comprising 60% of the healthcare workforce at large, is a comfort to patients who now, or will someday need their services.

How Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists Can Spread a Message of Patient Advocacy and Compassion

This week is the perfect springboard to promoting your therapy career. These are just a few ideas:

  • Use your membership in APTA, AOTA or ASHA to spread the word about recognizing allied healthcare and its achievements.
  • Recognize and reward those who initiated or supported outstanding contributions to AHPW.
  • Advertise the Nov. 5-9, 2012 date and what AHPW means allied healthcare professionals and their patients.
  • Sponsor or donate funds to an activity that is affiliated with an allied healthcare group; one that promotes people in physical therapy jobs who are making a difference.

4 Million New Healthcare Jobs and Growing until 2016!

With the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a huge surge in physical therapy jobs, those who want to work in them should consider pursuing America’s best hospitals; these allied health professionals should also align talents with a premier staffing agency, one that offers free private housing, full benefits package and chance to earn up to six-figures in competitive therapy jobs. Call at 1-800-617-0608, or simply apply online! American Traveler Allied is eager to help you make a huge difference, during National Allied Health Professionals Week and year round. Thanks for your continued commitment to excellence!