Health Care Consultants

Health care consultants provide expertise and advice on a wide range of health care issues such as practice management, insurance, staffing, information technology, finance, marketing, law, billing, and compliance with local, state, and federal laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Approximately 15,200 management analysts were employed in the health care and social assistance industries.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Provide expertise and advice on a wide range of health care issues such as practice management, information technology, and regulatory compliance
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are especially strong in large cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Health
  • Speech
Experience Internship; previous health care experience
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Organizational
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Partner, or Self-Employed, or Health Care Executive
  • Junior Partner or Principal
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Associate