Allied Health Professions Advising (PA, PT, OT)

Allied Health Professions Advising

Allied Health Professionals are health care practitioners who collaborate with physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team to deliver high quality patient care services.

These professionals are credentialed though licensure, certification, and/or registration. Allied Health Professionals comprise over 60 percent of the health care work force and it is estimated that over 2 million people are employed as allied health professionals in the United States. These health care practitioners provide therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative treatment in a wide variety of patient care settings.  Allied Health Professions include more than 100 distinct occupations, exclusive of physicians and nurses. 

Some of the careers that Siena can help prepare you for include:

  • Cardiovascular technologist
  • Clinical laboratory technologist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Diagnostic medical sonographers
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Health care administrator
  • Medical technologist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Nutritionist/dietician
  • Occupational therapist
  • Orthotist/prosthetists
  • Paramedic
  • Perfusionist
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Surgical technologist

Changes in the health care industry including a growing demand for ambulatory health care and other non-hospital settings, the shortage of primary care providers and emphasis on cost efficient solutions to health care will continue to expand the need for allied health professionals in the workforce. 

Students who are interested in pursuing the allied health professions after graduation are encouraged to meet with the Allied Health Professions Advisor. A supplement to the student’s academic advisor, the allied health professions advisor works one on one with students to offer information, advice, and support to students as they plan their curriculum, seek shadowing or employment opportunities, and work through the application process.


Eileen Martino '85, PT
Allied Health Professions Advisor
(518) 783-2915
Morell Science Center Room 112