A successful career in healthcare financial management requires you to develop and maintain both technical and managerial competencies. The healthcare finance industry needs managers who have technical strengths and are willing to assume leadership. Promotions are earned by providing results. HFMA suggests the following for developing your fullest potential.

    Steps to get you started:

    • Review the "How To Advance a Career" checklist
    • Assess your skills and competencies.
    • Join HFMA/Renew your membership
    • Understand the competencies of your organization and your industry and create a network to gradually build a pipeline of job leads and to learn about and solidify career interests
    • Become the resident expert – Develop and share your technical knowledge and skills by earning an HFMA Certification  
    • Take the challenge – Volunteer for special projects and be willing to assume leadership responsibility.
    • Hone your public speaking and presentation skills – Successful managers and executives know how to communicate to varied constituencies: Toastmasters International

    Career Self-Assessments

    What is a self assessment? A self assessment should be among the first steps you take when choosing a career direction. Learning about yourself helps you select what direction to pursue. 

    Management Level Assessment: Healthcare reform has changed the nature of care delivery. With these changes comes changes in business models. This assessment helps you determine if you have the necessary technical knowledge to make sound business decisions in today’s healthcare environment.

    Executive Level Assessment: Healthcare reform requires executives to fundamentally think differently. This assessment affirms strengths in the areas of new business models, strategies and tactics, leadership styles, and skills associated with current state executive leadership.

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      For more information about the HFMA Certification Programs and Career Resources, contact the Career Services Department at careerservices@hfma.org or at (800) 252-4362 and ask for Career Services.