5 Entry-Level HealthcareAdministration & Public Health Jobs You Can Apply To With Limited Experience
Updated: Aug 8
Greetings Health Scholars,
In this week's newsletter, I aim to address a common question: "Can I secure a healthcare administration, management, or public health job without extensive work experience?"
I have recently received numerous inquiries from healthcare professionals worldwide regarding securing employment in healthcare management, administration, and public health sectors. I know for many post-graduate professionals and students, acquiring a healthcare administration, management, or public health job is an ultimate career objective. However, due to the current healthcare economy, obtaining non-clinical job opportunities has been challenging.
As a healthcare professional, I can empathize with the difficulties in acquiring a healthcare job. In 2018, I faced a similar challenge when I relocated to Texas with the expectation of being able to work remotely for my New York-based position. Unfortunately, upon arrival, my employer informed me that full-time remote work was no longer an option. The best they could offer me was a part-time schedule.
At first, I felt discouraged and dispirited. I had relocated to a new state with little information about the area, and encountering hurdles in my job search was a significant setback. Nonetheless, I persisted and spent four months actively applying for jobs, attending job fairs, and networking to secure a job as an Educator in a hospital. I remained in this position for two years before departing to complete my doctoral studies.
Since obtaining my position as an Educator in 2018, the healthcare workforce has undergone significant transformations due to various life-altering events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the great resignation of healthcare workers. As a result, healthcare facilities are adapting to a new normal in their business operations.
In light of these changes, you may be wondering whether there are non-clinical positions available for individuals with limited work experience.
The answer is Yes!
There are still opportunities to secure entry-level healthcare administration, management, and public health positions.
Here are five entry-level healthcare administration, management, and public health jobs you can apply to with limited experience.
Job#1: Medical and Health Services Manager
Medical and Health Services Managers, also known as Healthcare Administrators or Healthcare Executives, are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. They also manage staff, budgets, and patient data. A Bachelor's degree in healthcare administration or a related field is typically required for this position. The median annual salary for Medical and Health Services Managers is $104,280.
Job#2: Health Educator
Health Educators teach people about healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices to prevent diseases and injuries. They work in hospitals, schools, and other healthcare facilities to educate patients, families, and communities about healthy living. A Bachelor's degree in health education or a related field is typically required for this position. The median annual salary for Health Educators is $46,910.
Job#3: Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians organize and manage patients' medical records and health information. They work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities to ensure patients' records are accurate, complete, and secure. An Associate's degree in health information technology or a related field is typically required for this position. The median annual salary for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians is $44,090.
Job#4: Public Health Analyst
Public Health Analysts work in government agencies and nonprofit organizations to assess the health needs of communities and develop health programs and policies. They also analyze health data and research to identify public health issues and trends. A Bachelor's degree in public health or a related field is typically required for this position. The median annual salary for Public Health Analysts is $65,320.
Job#5: Health Services Researcher
Health Services Researchers study the healthcare system to identify ways to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare services. They conduct research studies and analyze health data to develop evidence-based policies and programs. A Master's degree in public health, health policy, or a related field is typically required for this position. The median annual salary for Health Services Researchers is $86,200.
Each of these positions requires a different level of education and offers varying salaries. However, they all present excellent career prospects for those with the right education and experience.
Here are two additional videos that provide detailed overviews of entry-level healthcare management and public health jobs!
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