There are a number of roles filled by Allied Health Professionals, from physiotherapists to speech and language therapists and occupational therapists to district nurses and others.
All Allied Health Professionals have trained for many years to provide high levels of service and assistance to those either permanently or temporarily in need of specialist help. Training varies greatly depending on the actual profession chosen but the many specialisms all have unique attractions and differing skill sets.
Salaries are obviously related to qualification, experience and specific role but can start from £20,000 a year and rise to £40-50,000 which is far in excess of the £26,500 UK average. It is also possible to receive a London weighting of around £5,500 if employed in the Capital.
Major employers include the NHS, charities and voluntary agencies, commercial organisations, residential care homes and many others of varying sizes. Positions can range from permanent to temporary and contract and the average hours of work range between 35 - 37.5 a week, Monday to Friday, although there are an increasing number of posts that cover evenings and weekends.
Many specialist recruitment agencies operate in this area and can tie up the best candidates to the best opportunities.