The following is a list of 100 career resources for individuals who are working toward a degree in Healthcare Management while also being employed in the field of healthcare.
- Financial Aid
- Associations and Foundations
- Honors Programs
- Research Sites
- Internship and Fellowship Placement
- Job Search
- Research and Articles
- Apps and Tools
- Time Management Tools
- Social Media Links
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Provides information for several types of federally funded student aid programs, many of which are designed for working students.
National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment – The National Health Service Corps offers loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to take their skills where they are most in need.
Faculty Loan Repayment Program – Health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are faculty at accredited health professions college or university can receive $40,000 and a tax benefit, for 2 years of service preparing the clinicians of the future.
Pathways Back to Work – Provides information to adult students regarding opportunities to find “Back-to-work” funding opportunities through federal, state and local government as well as public businesses.
Sallie Mae – One of the largest provider of student loans in the United States, offering working students many options for student loans.
FinAid – Offering information and guidance regarding financial aid and affording college to adult and non-traditional students.
Employer Tuition Assistance – Offers information to adult and non-traditional students on how they can evaluate whether their employer offers tuition assistance or reimbursement.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program – The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a “good-through-graduation” scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
Corris Boyd Scholars Program – The Corris Boyd Scholars Program was established in honor of a healthcare leader who dedicated his life to diversity and excellence in leadership – especially among people of color.
National Health Service Corp Scholarships – Provides scholarship opportunities to students committed to primary care and enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical, dental, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or certified nurse midwife training programs. Students receive tuition, fees, other educational costs for as many as 4 years in exchange for an equal number of years (2-year minimum) service at an approved facility in a high-need underserved area.
Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award – Scholarship Program offering outstanding female adult students an opportunity to secure one $30,000 Nancy Talbots Scholarship Award (named in memory of the Nancy Talbot), as well as thirty $5,000 awards.
College Net – Scholarship search website offering scholarship opportunities to working professionals seeking a degree in Healthcare Management or Administration.
College Answer – Sponsored by Sallie Mae, this scholarship site provides working students with a plethora of options for scholarship opportunities.
Scholarships.com Adult Student Scholarships – An extensive database of undergraduate and graduate level scholarships for adult students.
Imagine America Foundation – Providing tuition assistance and scholarships for adult students enrolling at career colleges.
PEO Scholarship Award – Scholarship opportunity offering $15,000 to outstanding women students who are entering doctoral programs to further their career.
Scholarshipexperts.com: Show Me the Money: Scholarships for Adult Students – An enlightening article which outlines five excellent scholarship opportunities for adult students.
Associations and Foundations
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) – AUPHA is an accrediting body for MHA, MBA, MPA, and other programs with focuses in Healthcare Management that are of the highest standards. AUPHA is also one of the main accreditors of internship and fellowship opportunities.
The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) – CAHME is a multidisciplinary group of educational, professional, clinical, and commercial organizations devoted to creating accountability and quality improvement in education for healthcare management and administration professionals.
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) – CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health.
National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) – The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America’s health care system.
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) – The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is the leading professional organization in healthcare administrative management. Their mission is to “provide education, certification, networking, and advocacy for healthcare revenue cycle professionals”.
Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) – The HCAA has worked to support third party healthcare administrators through educational opportunities from leading industry experts. With the 2010 passing of health care reform, HCAA committed to take a leading role in legislative advocacy.
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) – The mission of ACHE is to “advance our members and healthcare management excellence” with the vision of being the leading professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving direct healthcare delivery.
American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) – The ACHCA is a non-profit professional association that provides excellent educational opportunities, professional certification, and career development opportunities for its members.
The American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) – The AAMA is among the top professional organization for healthcare and hospital administrators in a variety of specialties, settings and levels of experience.
American Health Care Association (AHCA) – AHCA is the nation’s largest association for long term and post-acute health care providers. The organization advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) – MGMA is the countries leading association for medical practice executives and leaders.
Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society – The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to “recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of healthcare management and policy”.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is “advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service”.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society – The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society is a professional medical organization, recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.
Health Services Research Guide – Health Services Management Research is an authoritative research based journal providing expert information on all aspects of healthcare management.
Health Care Management Science Publication – Offers open access, online access to Health Care Management Science, which publishes articles that promote systems thinking, offer rigorous scientific approaches for solving tough health care problems and address policy implications.
American College of Healthcare Executive Research Site – ACHE Research offers publications and information for Health Care leaders to stay on top of what is new in the field.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Offered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers extensive research topics in the healthcare field.
Health Care Organization and Administration – Provides students and professionals with information to further explore Health Care Organization and Administration.
Health Resources and Services Administration – A site provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and offers extensive information regarding current trends, reform, changes and information regarding healthcare in the United States.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) – The AHRQ provides healthcare evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible and affordable.
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook – Medical and Health Services Manager Data – Provides information regarding salary, training, trends and other information relevant to work as a healthcare manager or administrator.
Internship and Fellowship Placement
American College of Healthcare Executives Fellowship Listing – A listing of ACHE approved fellowship positions for recent graduates and early career professionals.
David A Winston Health Policy Fellowship – The David A Winston Health Policy Fellowship recognizes student excellence and achievement, recommendations from faculty and colleagues, and evidence of their interest in and commitment to health policy. Ten $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate their potential to succeed in health policy at the state or federal level upon graduation from their master’s health administration and/or health policy degree program
Albright Stonebridge Group Internship – The Albright Stonebridge Group Internship offers both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to become an important part of the ASG team.
American College of Healthcare Executives: Diversity Internship – The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Diversity Internship was created in 1991 to attract diverse students into the fields of healthcare and professional society management to provide an opportunity to further their postgraduate education.
The David A. Gee Administrative Fellowship – The David A. Gee Administrative Fellowship program trains and prepares fellows to excel as managers and leaders in the challenging and rewarding field of academic medicine.
CAHME Accreditation Fellowship This Fellowship program was created to serve individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the field of healthcare management education.
Deloitte Healthcare Management Internship – This life sciences and health care industry internship allows students to apply what they have learned to a wide range of clients including, Health systems, Pharmaceutical companies, Biotechnology and medical device firms.
Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP): Health Systems Management Internship Trainee Program – The HSM Internship Program is an innovative internship opportunity that helps develop highly trained health care administration professionals.
Infosys Internship – The program is open to students from a select list of universities. Interns are given the opportunity to work on high-profile projects involving strategy and cutting-edge research for Infosys.
Institute for Diversity’s Summer Enrichment Program – The Institute for Diversity’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an internship designed to support ethnically under-represented Healthcare Management and Administration graduate students or recently graduated Healthcare Administration students.
McKinsey and Company Internship – The internship program offered by McKinsey and Company is an ideal was to explore management consulting.
Indeed – Providing an extensive list of available positions in the field of Healthcare Management.
Monster.com – Monster.com is one of the top sites offering job seekers a list of open positions in the field of Healthcare Management.
CompHealth – A unique site offering locum tenens (traveling healthcare professionals) job listings.
Career Builder – Among one of the most popular and trusted job search websites in the country.
Health Jobs Nationwide – A listing of available jobs in healthcare management and many other areas of healthcare and medicine.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Jobs – MGMA offers job seekers a place to search for positions as a healthcare manager.
HEALTHeCAREERS Network – The HEALTHeCAREERS Network is an extensive network of many different hospitals and medical systems that employs a variety of healthcare professionals, executives and managers.
Research and Articles
100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2013 List – The annual ranking list of the one hundred most influential individuals in the field of healthcare and medicine.
Modern Healthcare List of the Top 100 Hospitals – This Modern Healthcare Article outlines the Truven Health Analytics one hundred healthcare organizations from across the country that achieve the highest national scores based on fourteen separate measures of hospital performance
American College of Healthcare Executives Awards – Current list of the awards given by the American College of Healthcare Executives to those individuals excelling in the field of Healthcare.
Modern Healthcare’s Up and Comers List – The Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers awards program honors rising young stars in the healthcare management field.
Five Booming Areas in Healthcare Management – A list of five areas of Healthcare Management that, according to US News and World Report, that are currently ranked the top 5 best jobs in healthcare in 2012, according to employment outlook, salary range and job satisfaction.
Explore Health Careers – An overview of what a career as a Healthcare Administrator is really like.
Guardian Jobs – A site listing jobs available in media, public sector, charity, marketing, arts and heritage, social housing and healthcare.
Apps and Tools
American Health Care Association (AHCA) Mobile App – The AHCA/NCAL mobile app is available for all Apple and Android customers and will connect users to all current issue briefs, district data and talking points year round. Search “AHCA Care” in your app store to download this free app now or follow the links below.
Epocrates Mobile Application – An app that allows healthcare providers direct access to clinical information and medical alerts as well as better diagnostic tools.
Pub Med Mobile – PubMed offers more than twenty-four million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
Electronic Preventive Services Selector – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Electronic Preventive Services Selector Mobile Application allows clinicians to better identify screening, counseling, and preventive services, helping to promote delivery of recommended care.
Docphin – This free mobile app provides access to landmark articles organized by topic, authors, subject or specialty. Readers can be alerted when they publish papers, and access advanced search filters.
Micromedex – The Micromedex Mobile App contains the industry’s most reliable drug information while being backed by the same thorough editorial process used for all Micromedex products.
Medscape Mobile App – Available for the iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire, the Medscape app offers a plethora of general medical information.
MedPage Today Mobile – The MedPage Today Mobile App offers instant access to round the clock breaking medical news coverage on your iPhone and iPod touch.
Calculate by QxMD – This free medical calculator app allows instant access to necessary medicine equations.
MediBabble – Medibabble is a free medical translation app that can be used by medical professionals and patients to bridge the communication barrier.
First Aid – Provided by the American Red Cross, the First Aid App is useful for medical practitioners and lay people as well.
Doximity – This app allows medical professionals to instantly connect with other healthcare professionals, safely collaborate on patient treatment, build their practices and discover new career opportunities.
Time Management Tools
Evernote – The Evernote app allows you to compile lists, literature, contacts, photographs and other files in one concise location.
Dropbox – Dropbox allows users to share files between all of their electronic devices as well as share files with other users.
Feedly – This app allows users to gather the blogs they subscribe to and read them from one location.
PDF Expert – PDF Expert offers a wide range of annotation options and is marginally better overall than GoodReader due to its ability to manipulate PDFs by adding/rearranging pages
Papers App – The Papers app can be purchased for Mac, PC or iPhone/iPad and is an award winning solution for managing research literature.
Rescue Time App – RescueTime helps professionals understand their daily behavior so they can focus and be more productive.
Toggl – This app gives users the ability to track the time they spend on individual projects and tasks.
Syncback Freeware – This free program allows you to sync your data with minimal effort so your information stays safe and intact.
MyLife Organized – This app has the ability to automatically generates to-do lists, while labeling priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.
CardMunch – This program, launched by LinkedIn, digitally manages all of your business cards.
Universal Password Manager – This is a program designed to help you keep your various passwords safe and secure.
Launchy – This simple tool allows you to launch documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few simple keystrokes.
Social Media Links
Linked In Medical Up and Comers Group – Modern Healthcare’s Up and Comers annual award program recognizes rising stars in healthcare management. Honorees are 40 years or younger who have made their mark in healthcare and are likely to play a key role in shaping the industry’s future.
Linked In Healthcare Management and Strategy Group – A social media group for discussion amongst Healthcare Management Professionals.
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) Facebook Group – AAHAM is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management.
Healthcare Management and Physician Services (HMPS) Facebook Group – This Facebook page outlines the consulting services provided by HMPS.
Healthcare.gov Facebook Page – The official Facebook page for the national healthcare reform initiative.
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Facebook Page – The Facebook page of the national group AUPHA.
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Twitter Feed – The twitter feed of AUPHA.
Healthcare.gov Twitter Feed – The official twitter feed of Healthcare.gov.
The Healthcare Blog Twitter Feed – An insiders guide to the Health Care system.
Healthcare Reform Twitter Feed – The official White House feed providing ways to reduce health care costs, guarantee choice of doctors and plans, while ensuring affordable, quality care for all.
Healthcare Management Career Google + Page – An online forum devoted to those pursuing careers in Healthcare Management.
Tumblr – Tumblr is a site that allows healthcare professionals to search a variety of blogs and feeds for information relevant to their career.
About the Author
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and then a Master of Science in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Drexel University, Kristen began a career as a therapist at two prisons in Philadelphia. At the same time she volunteered as a rape crisis counselor, also in Philadelphia. After a few years in the field she accepted a teaching position at a local college where she currently teaches online psychology courses. Kristen began writing in college and still enjoys her work as a writer, editor, professor and mother.