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.

September 3, 2020

Healthcare Lobbyist - A Day in the Life

In 2019, four of the six top spenders on lobbying in the US were healthcare-related organizations. Together, they doled out roughly $100 million, outspending cash-flush tech companies like Facebook and Amazon.

July 28, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Research Associate

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.

May 15, 2020

Healthcare Consultant - A Day in the Life

Top consulting firms like McKinsey and Deloitte can pay healthcare consultants a base salary of $140,000. Combined with a signing bonus and a performance bonus, one’s total compensation can easily exceed $200,000 per year.

March 31, 2020

Dermatology Clinic Manager - A Day in the Life

Dermatology clinic managers fall under the category of medical and health service managers, a profession which the BLS projects to grow by 18 percent between 2018 and 2028. Their main responsibility is to ensure a clinic is providing efficient, profitable, and compliant medical care.

March 3, 2020

Nurse Administrator: A Day in the Life

Simply put, a nurse administrator manages a care facility’s nursing staff. They coordinate the schedules, implement policy, and draw up the budget. That said, this is no ordinary management position.

February 3, 2020

Pediatric Clinic Manager - A Day in the Life

Pediatric clinical managers are responsible for overseeing the delivery of clinical services for infants, children, and adolescents. For a registered nurse, a career in pediatric clinic management means a shift from providing care directly to patients to managing teams of nurses and working with other healthcare managers to create policies to improve care.

January 16, 2020

Health Information Manager - A Day in the Life

As the digital age advances and the distinction between public and private information continues to blur, people may wonder how they can keep their digital health information secure. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, a nationwide shift changed the format of health records from paper-based forms to electronic.

November 25, 2019

Healthcare Marketing Manager - A Day in the Life

The US healthcare industry spends over $30 billion a year on marketing. But getting people to do what’s in their best interest isn’t as easy as it sounds. Welcome to the complex world of healthcare marketing management.

November 13, 2019

Pharmaceutical Quality Director - A Day in the Life

Consumers and corporations need to know that the drugs dispensed by pharmaceutical companies are manufactured safely and efficiently. Pharmaceutical quality directors ensure that quality control protocols are followed within the industry’s manufacturing, testing, and inspection procedures.