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Health Care Management

As healthcare 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 healthcare problems and solutions are becoming more complex. Students must demonstrate team skills, quantitative analysis and integrative analysis to be competitive in this industry.

Industry Overview

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 differnt companies and positions, from pharmaceutical companies researching and creaing the drugs to the those working in banks doing research on health care companies for investment purposes. 

Providers
Payers
Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicat Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health IT (electronic records, data analysis and security)
  • Health Finance (investments, venture capital, M&A)
    • Citi - Biotechnology Equity Research

U.S. Health Agencies

Below are government agencies that are operating, setting policy, and doing research in health care.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases (CCID)
    • National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID)
  • Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    • Medicaid: provides health coverage to low-income people and is one of the largest payers for health care in the United States.
    • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): provides federal matching funds to states to provide health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but who can't afford private coverage.
    • Basic Health Program (BHP): allows states an option to provide affordable coverage and better continuity of care for people whose income fluctuates above and below Medicaid and CHIP eligibility levels.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Non-Governmental Agencies

  • Joint Commission
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) 

Professional Organizations

Healthcare Job Resources

U.S. Government Jobs

To apply for jobs with the United States government, apply direclty through the U.S.A. jobs site.

USAJOBS

Important Tips

  • Create a federal version of your résumé.  Follow the site's guidelines on résumé writing and format. It is very different from the traditional format used to apply to corporate or non-profit roles. 
  • The hiring process will take much longer than regular roles. Expect the process to take months.
  • Register for free and use this extensive search engine to identify and apply for positions with the United States Government.
  • It offers jobs in various categories such as Information Technology, Healthcare, Government and Finance.

Academics

To learn more about the Health Care Management area and courses included within the concentration or program, please refer to the academic curriculum.

Healthcare and Life Science Resources