When you work in healthcare, you will make a profound difference in people's lives. And you will help to make the world healthier, safer and better.
UCLA Community Engagement team operates the Allied Healthcare Careers Program with partnership from UCLA Health Talent Acquisition. The program offers education on career pathways in the healthcare fields to students across various high schools in Los Angeles County. Students learn about entry level careers like medical assistant, phlebotomy and EMT, to those that require higher level training such as occupational therapy, child life and social work.
Our focus is on encouraging students in underrepresented areas to consider these careers as an entryway into healthcare, with many training programs requiring as little as 6 months of training to less than 4 years of undergraduate education. UCLA Health employees have contributed to the success of the program by accompanying the Community Engagement team on their outreach and speaking to the students about their profession. The Allied Healthcare Careers Program hopes to bring career education to more students across various high schools in Los Angeles, and increase the diversity of allied health professionals in the workforce.
Since 2014, we have reached 67 individual organizations and over 57,000 students through our presentations.
As students prepare for the next chapters of their lives, they are faced with the daunting question: What am I going to do with my future? This toolkit will show students possibilities for a profession in healthcare, what opportunities are available and how to go about attaining them.
Our goal is to:
Download the PDF Version of our career guide.