Becoming an Allied Health Professional

Fantastic AHP Careers

How do I become?

Allied health professional is a general term that covers most health professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. These professions are growing and together they make up the second largest health workforce after nurses. Allied health professionals provide essential services on which the health system depends and their skills are in demand worldwide.

Diversity and variety are key features when working with us as an Allied Health Professional - from working in the ever changing environment of a tertiary hospital, to community work flying to King Island or jumping in a 4WD to work on our rugged west coast. Exciting opportunities exist in our major hospitals and also in the community.

Community work includes - rehabilitation, palliative care, health promotion and oral health, child health and development, disabilities and mental health.

Allied health professionals also work in schools, occupational health, research and in universities.

Most allied health professions require university training. Some require mandatory registration with a Tasmanian Registration Board before you can practice. To find out more visit our registration section.

If you are interested in this area but unsure about university, there are many career opportunities in the areas of allied health assistants and support work in most community services, hospitals , rehabilitation and aged care.

View the Allied Health Professionals Careers Flyer. For further information regarding specific professions: