Health Care Roles

Health Care Roles 

Health care teams are made up of different health professions depending on the context and always include the patient, as well as his or her family (if involved). Regardless of who is on the health care team, it is the ability to work together and understand how each member is contributing to quality care that is important. Below are some roles from a sample health care team. Click on each role for a description. Links to professional organizations and schools are also included below. 

Nursing Role


Physician Role

Pharmacist filling a vile

Pharmacist Role

Social Work

Social Work Role

Athletic Trainer

Athletic Trainer Role

Audiologist photo

Audiologist Role


Speech-Language Pathologist Role

RDN Role

Dietitian Role