September 27, 2022

What is a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health and Why Should I Earn One?

Ready to level up your knowledge and skills to advance your healthcare career? A B.S. in allied health prepares you for many health careers — whether you want to interact with patients or get involved in the business aspect of this growing industry.

What is a B.S. in allied health?

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health is an online program designed for people working in the allied health field who have an associate degree and a license or certificate in an allied health profession, such as emergency medical technicians/paramedics, dental hygienists, medical assistants, physical therapy assistants, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, and surgical technologists.

Earning this degree can expand your career opportunities and broaden your healthcare expertise. You’ll be well positioned for careers spanning the entire healthcare industry.

Why earn my B.S. in allied health at SUNY Empire?

The B.S. in allied health at SUNY Empire is designed for working allied health professionals and can be completed entirely online. SUNY Empire also offers credit for prior college-level learning to radiologic technologists who hold certificates in mammography and/or CT from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). You also may have other credentials that can be evaluated for college credit, which will save you time and money toward your degree.

Allied health professionals represent 60% of all healthcare providers, and the U.S. Department of Labor projects that healthcare careers will grow 19% from 2014 to 2024. That will add approximately 2.3 million new jobs. In addition, an increasing number of jobs in allied health require people with bachelor’s degrees.

Learn more about SUNY Empire’s Bachelor of Science in Allied Health and apply now!

Questions? Contact Kim Stote, dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health at