By Cooper Nelson
Similarly, suppose you’re working as an RN but are interested in moving into management or administration. In that case, it can help to look at past projects or tasks that require similar skills. You may find areas where your experience will help prepare you for managing employees or overseeing operations at a hospital or clinic.
Healthcare organizations are always looking for job candidates with the right skills, education and experience. While your resumé is an important tool in your job search, you must take the time to ensure that it’s aligned with the position you want and relevant to the healthcare industry.
When creating your healthcare resumé, it’s important to include skills and information to help you target your specific career goals. If you’re applying for a healthcare administrative position, don’t just list your previous jobs — highlight any clinical or healthcare-related experience that lines up to what they’re looking for.
If you’re looking to get into the health administration field, for example, you’ll benefit from the skills and knowledge a bachelor’s degree program offers.
Many different degrees can help prepare you for careers in healthcare. A Bachelor of Science in Health Management or administration will provide skills and training needed to work as an office manager, program manager or other role. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing will teach you how diseases affect people and how they can be treated.
Once you’ve determined your end goal, your education path will become clear.
University of Phoenix offers degrees in both healthcare and nursing. Explore the following options:
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration: With four elective tracks, this degree program covers business management, compliance, finance, information management and more.
Bachelor of Science in Health Management: Interested in the business and regulatory needs of a healthcare organization? This degree program focuses on management, technology, compliance and related subjects.
Master of Health Information/Master of Business Administration: Position yourself to become a leader in healthcare with this dual degree focusing on healthcare administration, accounting and marketing.
Master of Health Administration: Make an impact on the business side of patient care — and help shape your healthcare facility from the top down. With our Master of Health Administration (MHA), you’ll gain a wide range of skills and knowledge — from marketing and IT to policy and economics.
Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership: Develop skills to lead programs and initiatives that positively affect people’s health and reduce community health disparities. You will learn various skills, including accessing and advocating for the health needs of communities and mobilizing and engaging community stakeholders.
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing: This program is designed to enhance the nursing careers of registered nurses. A BSN can help prepare you for careers such as a charge nurse, public health nurse or director of nursing.
Healthcare certificates: Speed and skills unite in a collection of certificate options ranging in subjects from compliance to informatics.