If you're new to healthcare financial management or would like to know how to enter the field, HFMA recommends the following actions and resources.

Steps to get you started:

  • Review the HFMA "How To Advance a Career" checklist
  • Create a career profile in your Job Seeker Account. Resources include: job openings, job alerts, resume tips, career coaching, etc.
  • Consider a mentor — Mentors are invaluable because of their first-hand perspective. Is there a leader in your organization or in the industry who you admire? Ask them if they would be willing to mentor you; if not, ask them if they have any advice. 
  • Identify and assess your transferable skills. 
  • Understand the required competencies for the position you seek and develop the competencies you need to qualify
  • Create a professional network
  • Join HFMA/Renew HFMA membership


What is a self-assessment about? Taking the assessment is easy and you can use the results of the skills assessment to initiate career development by acquiring the skills you need for a particular position.  New self-assessments will be posted soon. In the meantime, if you require assistance, please contact careerservices@hfma.org.



Career Services — Inquiries
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.