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Entry-Level Healthcare Administration

Last post 11-14-2011, 10:12 AM by MBroscio. 2 replies.
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  •  11-12-2011, 3:29 PM 9718

    Entry-Level Healthcare Administration

    Good Afternoon,

    I do not have any healthcare experience, but will graduate May 2012 with a Master of Science Degree in Management (Specialization in Health Care Administration).  Currently, I am a Volunteer Coordinator for a non-profit organization (*** cancer), but need help finding entry-level health administration opportunities.

    Any help would help.

    Thanks in advance.

    Erica L.

  •  11-14-2011, 9:21 AM 9719 in reply to 9718

    Re: Entry-Level Healthcare Administration

    Hi, Erica,

    Mike Broscio, director of the Healthcare Executive Career Resource Center, would be the best person to help. He will respond today.

    Best,

    Megan Downey, Senior Web Editor, ACHE

  •  11-14-2011, 10:12 AM 9721 in reply to 9718

    Re: Entry-Level Healthcare Administration

    Erica:

    The degree is a significant accomplishment, but in a competitive market, experience is hard to beat.

    Your volunteering with a healthcare related organization is certainly a good first step. Take a look at any other work experience and try to determine if there are any skills transferable to a healthcare environment.

    In addition to checking with your school for additional resources and help, be sure to connect with your local ACHE Chapter as they should be a good source for networking. 

    Take advantage of the Career Resources offered by ACHE including those designed for Early Careerists and specifically the Career Management Network.

    Be sure to be clear when networking on what functional areas you are targeting.  It may be that you will need to be flexible with the entry point (in role and setting) as you begin your career.

    Mike Broscio 

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