Allied Health Science College Search
This is the 4th article in the series “Exploring Allied Health Sciences”. We discussed different allied science courses and shared motivating stories from our Alumni. This article will discuss how to choose the right college/university for allied health science course.
There are several other aspects to look at before you make your final decision, including how the college can help you after you graduate. Today, it is very rarely a “four years and done” system where you move along quickly through and never need your school again. Instead, you may find the following helpful to ensure you can get your dream job after you graduate:
1. Academic Quality
Despite what its marketing team may want you to believe, no school can offer the best programs in all fields of study. Before choosing a college, you can get a sense of its overall academic quality and reputation by looking at published rankings.
Next, ensure the college is regionally or nationally accredited. Regional accreditation is generally considered a more reliable indicator of academic quality. Then, investigate whether individual academic departments are accredited in their field.
You might also try to gauge the career and research achievements of the faculty in your department by seeing whether they have won any awards or received recognition for groundbreaking publications or discoveries.
2. Strong alumni organizations
Alumni can be an invaluable resource when it comes to networking and landing a job after graduation. By finding a school with a strong alumni association, you are ensuring that those graduates who have succeeded are looking to help those who are coming up after them in the same field.
3. Strong career placement programs
Another huge help to your future career is a college with a strong career placement program. Many of these schools will post their career placement numbers and actively work to provide career advisement services. These programs may set you up with mentors and internships before you graduate, and offer résumé and job-hunting tips. They’ll often provide pathways to help you find a career in your field once you graduate.
4. The importance of location
The final bit of research you’ll want to do is on location and geography. Think about what type of community you’re more comfortable with. You should also look at the geographic area of the school as it relates to your prospective career field. If you’re looking to enter a health sciences profession, you will definitely want to consider a school connected to hospitals, clinics, and diverse types of doctors’ offices. The key here is to go where the jobs are and be active in that community to start building your professional network.
Below are some Universities country wise that offer Allied Health science courses. Click on the country to get more information.
Australia Canada Egypt Europe India
Tanzania United States
As with any profession, finding a career after graduation comes down to being proactively involved and creating your own professional brand before you even get your college degree. By putting in the research now, you can determine if the colleges you’re considering are the best fit for you and your career goals.
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