As health care continues to evolve it is important for students to understand and gain the skills necessary to succeed in the industry.
From hospitals, to health insurance companies to long-term care providers health care problems and solutions are becoming more complex. Students must demonstrate team skills, quantitative analysis and integrative analysis to be competitive in this industry.
The players in the health care industry break down into three categories: providers, payers and industry. The providers include all clinical health care like doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics. While the payers are the insurance companies. They are researching the most cost effective way to deliver health care and they determine your health coverage and treatments. Industry includes many different companies and positions, from pharmaceutical companies researching and creating the drugs to the those working in banks doing research on health care companies for investment purposes.
Below are government agencies that are operating, setting policy, and doing research in health care.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Labor (DOL)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) works collaboratively to make the process of applying to fellowships more centralized. Administrative fellowships are generally set up as 1 to 2 year roles for recent graduates from master’s level programs (e.g., MHA, MHP, MPH, MPP, or MBA), and prepare early professionals for leadership-track careers in the health sector.
There is one application for approximately 70 different fellowship opportunities with a set deadline and process. Learn more and apply directly at the NCAF site.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2018
Students receive a 24-hour decision window
To apply for jobs with the United States government, apply directly through the U.S.A. jobs site.
To learn more about the Health Care Management area and courses included within the concentration or program, please refer to the academic curriculum.