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Allied health occupations: Occupations of medical personnel who are neither physicians nor nurses, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. [e]

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  • Art therapy [r]: The medical use of visual or tactile art, used in conjunction with psychotherapy to help express events that may be difficult to articulate, and with rehabilitative medicine to improve coordination and, when approriate, assist a client with artistic training to adapt techniques to physical limitations [e]
  • Audiology [r]: The study of hearing and hearing impairment; clinical audiologists prescribe hearing aids and other assistive devices [e]
  • Emergency medical technician [r]: Personnel trained to provide basic (or more advanced) emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution; the ability to function under field conditions is essential. [e]
    • Paramedic [r]: Personnel trained to provide advanced emergency care (e.g., advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support) under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution; the ability to function under field conditions is essential. [e]
  • Occupational therapy [r]: A rehabilitative service that aims to make people as independent as possible, focused on training in, and assistive devices for, activities of daily living [e]
  • Physical therapy [r]: An allied health profession that concentrates on restoration of strength and motion through active and passive manipulations and motions [e]
  • Recreational therapy [r]: In physical and rehabilitation medicine, the enhancement of physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills so an individual may participate in chosen activities. Recreational modalities are used in designed intervention strategies, incorporating individual's interests to make the therapy process meaningful and relevant. [e]
  • Speech therapy [r]: The study of speech or language disorders and their diagnosis and correction; may address physical or cognitive impairments [e]
  • Dental technology [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Medical technology [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Radiologic technology [r]: Add brief definition or description

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  • Physician [r]: A health science professional fully licensed to practice medicine and surgery. [e]
  • Nurse [r]: A health sciences profession concerned with promoting and optimizing health; minimizing illness, morbidity, and mortality; alleviation of suffering through understanding its causes and means of alleviating it; and advocating the appropriate health care of individuals, families, communities, and populations [e]
  • Physician assistant [r]: Persons academically trained, licensed, or credentialed to provide medical care under the supervision of a physician[. The concept does not include [nurse]]s, but does include orthopedic assistants, surgeon's assistants, and assistants to other specialists. [e]