Healthcare Executive Jobs

You have probably found yourself here because you are looking for ways to further your career in healthcare and increase your salary at the same time! Not everyone has an interest in being a surgeon or medical specialist - some preferring the more theoretical side to healthcare as opposed to the physical side. So what I am trying to say is that you can further your career without needing to return to university and getting a medical degree - you can stay working within healthcare, learning and training to become a healthcare executive. You really don't need a medical background to reach such positions in healthcare and hospitals - although some interest and desire to work in this environment must be present!

Here are a few examples of executive roles in hospitals around the country that help everything to run smoothly in the healthcare services:

Chief Financial Adviser - For this position it is necessary to have some background in the field of finance and accounting. This is a very high and crucial position within the hospital and they will oversee every money transaction and individual financial tasks that exist in the day-to-day running of the hospital.

Chief Executive Officer - For this position you could have a knowledge in nay of the following fields of work - business, consulting, medicine and operations to name a few.


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Chief Information/Technical Officer - If you wish to work in this area of the healthcare service you will need to have studied I.T at a high level.

Vice President of Human Resources - The vice president of human resources will be in charge of the personnel department.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Healthcare Executive Careers

Such positions are high up the career ladder and can be extremely demanding - your work will likely continue outside of working hours. An executive has to deal with a wide range of people - from those in politics and law to the general public. They have to show professionalism at all times and always act as a good example on behalf of the healthcare and government services.

Obviously the pay scale is hugely rewarding and bonuses are plenty. The challenge of your career can also be an advantage as some people to be challenged and to see positive results from their actions. You can gain a lot of knowledge, not only in your post but your overall knowledge of the healthcare system. Furthermore, there is a great satisfaction to having the service running smoothly and see how it has benefited others.

Here are a few tips on getting to the level of healthcare executive:

  • Get experience in the field of healthcare.
  • Have a bachelor's degree in any subject and then try for a Masters in healthcare admin or similar.
  • Get to know those working in the executive quarter of the healthcare service and join a professional association to show your interest.
  • Be flexible abut where you can be stationed - if it means going to the other-side of the continent then don't grumble!
  • Develop your communication skills, management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Make sure your executive resume shows both your executive and healthcare sides.