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Health Advocates

Overview

Health advocates, also known as patient representatives and patient advocates, work with and on behalf of patients to resolve issues ranging from getting insurance coverage to dealing with complaints about the medical staff to explaining a doctor's treatment plan. In addition to patients, health advocates often interact with physicians, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, and government agencies, to name a few. Advocates are employed by hospitals, nonprofit groups, and other health facilities, such as nursing homes. They also may work as independent contractors.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Outgoing

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Health Advocacy Writer/Leader

Health Advocacy Manager/Administrator

Health Advocate

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