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An Introduction To Medical Executive Careers

By Eric Civi

You have most likely found yourself here because you are looking for ways to further your career in healthcare and increase your salary at the same time! You can further your career without the need to return to college and getting a healthcare degree – you can stay working in the health care industry, learning and training to become a health care executive. You really don’t need a medical background to reach such positions in health care and hospitals – although some interest to work in this environment must be present!

Here are a few illustrations of executive roles in hospitals around the US that help everything to run smoothly in 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 task that exist in the daily routine of the hospital.

Chief Executive Officer – For this position you may have a knowledge in any of the following fields – business, medicine and operations among others.

Chief Information/Technical Officer – If you wish to work in this department of the healthcare service you will need to have studied Information Technology at a high level.

Vice President of Human Resources – The vice president of HR will be in charge of the personnel department.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Health care Executive Careers

Such positions are high up the corporate ladder and can be extremely rigorous – your work will likely continue outside of business hours. They have to show professionalism at any given time and always act as a good example on behalf of the health and government services.

Of course the pay scale is highly rewarding and bonuses are ample. You can gain a lot of knowledge, not only in your post but your overall knowledge of the health care system.

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