Allied Health Fields

Whether you are looking for some paid hands-on clinical experiences, something to do for a couple years after graduating, or another health career option, allied health fields offer hundreds of careers where you can work one-on-one with patients.
Allied Health Info Chart

Training for these programs vary. Please refer to the individual programs for an exact timeframe.

Medical Assisting Programs in CA

  • Becoming a certified Medical Assistant is one way to gain hands-on clinical experiences. This could also be a great career option. Here is a list of MA programs in California.

California CNA Programs

  • For those looking for hands-on clinical experience, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant can be a great option. Here is a list of CNA programs in California.

Optician Programs in CA

  • If you are interested in exploring the possibility of optometry, or you are looking for a career alternative, check out a list of optician programs in California.

Becoming a Pharm Tech

PTCE: Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam
Exam Logistics
  • Two hour, computer- based exam
  • 90 Multiple Choice Questions with 4 choices each
  • 10 minutes at the end of the exam to fill out a post-exam survery
Exam Content
  • 13.75% ~ Pharmacology for Technicians
  • 12.50% ~ Pharmacy Law and Regulations
  • 8.75%   ~ Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding
  • 12.50% ~ Medication Safety
  • 7.50%   ~ Pharmacy Quality Assurance
  • 17.50% ~ Medication Order Entry and Fill Process
  • 8.75%   ~ Pharmacy Inventory Management
  • 8.75%   ~ Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement
  • 10.00% ~ Pharmacy Information Systems Usage and Application

Students can take the PTCE without going through a program (can self-study)

To sign up for the PTCE, register here.

What's on the test?