Allied Health Professionals


Allied Health Professionals are a family of specialist roles who use their knowledge and skills to help patients live the fullest lives possible. They work directly with patients, so they can see the difference they make every day. Allied Health Professionals play a vital part in treating, rehabilitating and improving the lives of patients.

Allied Health Professionals make up the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS. Studying to become an Allied Health Professional is very hands-on. You’ll help real patients as you earn your degree, and graduate ready to start a fulfilling career.

See the videos and case studies to find out more.


There are 15 Allied Health Professional roles, including physiotherapist, prosthetist and therapeutic radiographer. Use the links below to explore more about each of the Allied Health Professional roles on the Health Careers website run by Health Education England.

Videos and case studies

A career in Radiotherapy

Life as a Diagnostic Radiographer

Life as a Therapeutic Radiographer

Further information

Find out more about Allied Health Professionals

Virtual experience a day in the life of an Allied Health Professional

Learn more about Radiography