Allied Health Schools in New York

New York, located in the northeastern U.S., is the third most populous state, though New York City contains over 40% of its population. Most of the state is dominated by forests, farms, mountains, lakes, national parks and state parks. The state is known for its finance and culture, and for being the largest gateway for immigrants. Its economic industries include agriculture, tourism and publishing, as well as the manufacture of scientific instruments, electrical equipment and chemical products.

Allied health schools are vocational schools that train students to perform any of the many specialized medical professions that support doctors, nurses or dentists. The following are examples of some of these specializations, giving the median salary, median hourly wage and the expected percentage of job growth rate from 2010 to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

Medical Biller ($32,350, $15.55, +21%)

Medical billers organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security by working directly with insurance companies. They review and appeal unpaid claims, verify the insurance coverage of patients, manage Accounts Receivables and maintain the medical and treatment histories of patients.

Health Care Administrator ($84,270, $40.52, +22%)

Health care administrators plan, direct, supervise and coordinate health care operations and personnel. They can either be a specialist who administers a specific clinical department—such as a nurse who heads the Nursing Department—or a generalist who oversees an entire health care facility. They work to improve efficiency in health care facilities and to improve the quality of their care. This position is constantly evolving to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

Dental Assistant ($33,470, $16.09, +31%)

Dental assistant perform many tasks, such as preparing patients for the dentist, taking patients’ vital signs, keeping records, setting up instrument trays and assisting the dentist during dental procedures. Other duties can include sterilizing dental instruments, pouring study casts and applying fluoride coatings to patients’ teeth. These tasks can vary from state-to-state, because many states regulate the tasks that a dental assistant can perform, and these regulations vary.

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