Professional Development for Healthcare Administrators

Greg Angle serves as the president of Cottonwood Heights’ HCA Mountain Division. His engagement with issues in healthcare administration extends to his membership in professional organizations: Greg Angle is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) offers education and career development resources to executives in the healthcare field. Among the many services offered by the ACHE are its efforts to answer some of the questions that individuals pose at the beginning of their careers as healthcare administrators.

The ACHE advises students to begin preparations before graduating by asking themselves two questions: Is healthcare administration truly the right career to pursue, and if so, what aspects of administration are most appealing? Students who are unclear on the distinctions between various aspects of healthcare administration can broaden their knowledge with the Career Anchors Assessment offered by the ACHE.

When students have a better grasp of their career goals, they must begin to search for entry-level positions in the field. The ACHE identifies a number of qualities that will serve individuals well once they are working at entry-level jobs. These include transparency, reliability, and listening skills.