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Health Administration & Management

If you are interested in the business side of healthcare, you might consider exploring a career in health administration and management. Health administration and management professionals support and run the business operations of healthcare organizations, including areas such as policy development, personnel management and human resources, finance, marketing, and facilities.

Explore Career Paths and Possibilities:

Below is a list of sample roles for students and alums interested in careers in health administration and management, including potential internships, post-grad entry points, and higher-level positions. Roles in this area may be found in a variety of settings, including hospitals and hospital networks, clinics, public health systems, government agencies, and other medical facilities.

Potential Internships:

  • Clinical Research Administration Intern
  • Communications Intern
  • Finance Intern
  • Health Policy Advocacy Intern
  • Healthcare Administration Intern
  • Human Resources Intern

Post-Grad Entry Points:

  • Communications Specialist
  • Development Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Healthcare Administrative Assistant
  • Healthcare Coordinator
  • Healthcare Management and Program Coordinator
  • Healthcare Technician
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Marketing Associate
  • Patient Services Representative

Higher-Level Positions:

  • Clinic Administrator
  • Dental Office Coordinator
  • Department/Unit Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Home Healthcare Administrator
  • Hospice Administrator
  • Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Hospital Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Lab Operations Manager
  • Manager, Health Care Staff Agency
  • Marketing Manager
  • Medical Office Business Manager
  • Practice Administrator
  • Public Affairs Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Vice President, Development
  • Vice President, Human Resources

Trends:

Some industries change more quickly than others, and it is important to stay informed on the latest trends in your areas of interest to ensure that you are best preparing yourself for internships and full-time roles post-graduation. Below are a few resources to get you started.

Professional Organizations:

Professional associations offer excellent opportunities for networking, finding jobs and internships, and staying up-to-date on industry issues, trends, and research. Below are a few clinically-focused professional associations to get you started (click here for more tips on how to effectively engage with professional groups).

Transferable Skills:

  • Organization
  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Management
  • Strong listener
  • Planning
  • Project management, marketing campaign management, financial analysis, interviewing, hiring and employee retention (hard skills)