Day in the Life

The “Day in the Life” articles explore the certification and education requirements, daily responsibilities, and work environments of popular careers in healthcare administration.

January 21, 2022

Assisted Living Administrator - A Day in the Life

Assisted living administrators are responsible for a wide scope of responsibilities that vary from facility to facility, but the ultimate goal is to provide a secure and empowering environment for the elderly population they serve.

November 30, 2021

Clinical Research Associate - A Day in the Life

The clinical research associate acts as a liaison between the study's sponsor (e.g., pharmaceutical company) and the clinics where the study takes place. Because results of a clinical trial must be kept entirely transparent and not influenced by the interests of the sponsor, this is a critical role.

July 28, 2021

Healthcare Actuary - A Day in the Life

Ever wondered how healthcare insurance companies assess risk and calculate their premium costs? Read on to learn more about a day in the life of a healthcare actuary—a financial prediction specialist who uses statistical analysis to estimate costs for health insurance companies.

June 16, 2021

Hospice Administrator - A Day in the Life

Hospice administrators oversee the operations of a hospice agency. While a nursing home or a long-term care facility will focus on patient longevity, hospice services are provided to people who are believed to be in their last six months of life.

June 11, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Hospital CEO - An Interview with Dr. David Pate

Being the chief executive officer of a hospital means being part business leader and part politician, requiring a blend of diplomacy, advocacy, business management, and financial sense. And the stakes of this role aren’t just profit and loss, but life and death.

May 17, 2021

Psychiatric-Mental Health Case Manager - A Day in the Life

Being a psychiatric-mental health manager is a rigorously demanding job that can tax one’s heart and soul, but the outcomes can also be life-changing: getting a homeless person into housing, finding an addict a support group, or placing a schizophrenic into a compassionate cycle of treatment.

April 30, 2021

Compliance Director - Education, Certification & Daily Responsibilities

Every game needs a set of rules. Industry regulations ensure a safe and equitable playing field for all involved participants. But these types of rules are far more complex than those found in an NFL game, and that’s why organizations operating in regulated areas hire experts specifically tasked with regulatory adherence.

April 15, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Data Analyst

Every day, health organizations like hospitals, clinics, and physician offices collect data about their patients. This information is used to make data-driven decisions in order to provide the highest level of care to their patients as well as reduce expenses and errors. From the outcome of a particular treatment to a large-scale clinical trial, health data is a critical part of the modern healthcare process. Clinical data analysts help to make sense of the extensive data that is at their fingertips, creating stories that turn numbers into actionable intelligence to improve healthcare outcomes.

January 19, 2021

Bereavement Coordinator - A Day in the Life

Death is never easy, and the job of a bereavement coordinator isn’t, either: this is a delicate position that requires expert training and a wealth of compassion. But for the people they serve, bereavement coordinators offer critical support at life’s most difficult moments.