Career: Health Sector Management

This guide includes books,  databases, journals  and websites which can help a career search in Health Sector Management.

Top Sources

Vault Online Career Library

Available to Questrom School of Business majors, minors and alums only.  See ‘Industries & Professions’ tab for information on a broad range of industries. See ‘Guides’ tab for premium Industry & Company Guides:
– Vault Guide to Health Care Management
– Vault Guide to the Top Health Care Employers

ReferenceUSA (1999?]-)
Note: Use custom search to create lists of health and pharma related companies. The database can be searched by geographic area, SIC code, industry or product names, headquarters, location, employee size, and estimated sales. Try the following keywords for the Yellow Pages Heading search – Health Care Management, Hospitals, Consultants – hospitals, Physicians & Surgeons Equip, Pharmaceutical.

Factiva (2001)
Note: The latest news from vast numbers of business and trade publications including the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

D&B Healthcare Reference Book

Pardee Reference – X HD 9994 U5 D86 2013
Provides profiles of approximately 36,000 businesses and institutions within the healthcare industry. Healthcare supplier information includes company name, address, business description, sales, volume, and employee size. Provider information includes provider name, address, services provided, population served, and administrator. Suppliers are arranged alphabetically and geographically.

Note: Industry Surveys include current environment, industry trends, how the industry operates, and links to industry references, including online periodicals and trade associations. Click on ‘Industries’ tab, and select Industry Survey. Healthcare related surveys include Biotechnology, Healthcare: Facilities, Healthcare: Managed Care, Healthcare: Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare: Products & Supplies.


American Hospital Association (AHA)
American Medical Informatics Association
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Healthcare Management Council (HMC)
National Business Coalition on Health


BU Libraries Search

Word Search – To find books in Pardee Library, type relevant word(s) and use “Location” drop down menu. Books may be sorted by date, using “Search and Sort” menu.

Subject Search – The catalog can be searched using the following subject headings:

-Delivery of Health Care
-Health Economics
-Health Planning
-Health Services Administration
-Health Services — Organization & Administration
-Medical Care
-Medical Policy


To find articles on Healthcare Management, you may search the following databases:


Note: ABI/INFORM GLOBAL indexes, abstracts, and provides full text of articles in business magazines, journals, and the Wall Street Journal. ABI/Inform covers more than 1,600 leading business and management publications and scholarly journals with full text for 700 of these titles. ABI/Inform Global also includes ABI/Inform Trade and Industry which covers more than 750 trade publications and ABI/Inform Dateline which provides coverage of more than 140 local, city, state, and regional business publications as well as business-oriented newswire services from the U.S. and Canada.

Business Source Complete

Note: BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals.


Center for Health Care Strategies – This organization specializes in promoting quality health care service in three areas: informed purchasing, consumer action, and managed care best practices. Bibliographies and links in each of these areas lead to additional resources.

National Institutes of Health – A part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, this website offers gateways to various national institutes such as the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Library of Medicine.

RAND Health – RAND Health is a nonprofit research institute that aids policy and decision making by conducting expert research studies and surveys.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation –  “The largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans.” The website offers information about the board of trustees, resource centers, more links to other resources, and job opportunities. Information on grant application procedures is included.

US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) – The DHHS website contains news items and opportunities, as well as links to important government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Biospace – This site covers relevant industry news and has a job board.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization –  Shares information about the industry.

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council – Includes publications, job postings and event postings. (There is membership cost.)
Plunkett’s Biotech and Genetics Industry Almanac
Pardee Reference – Reference Desk
X TP 248.17 P58 2007


Careers in Healthcare A mini-resource guide for healthcare jobs in consulting and administration, from the University of Chicago.

American Association of Healthcare Consultants – The association for consultants in health care.

Financial Management

Healthcare Billing and Management Association – This trade association exists for third-party medical billing companies. The site also allows the visitor to find a billing company.

Healthcare Financial Management Association – A personal membership organization for financial management professionals, this association has more than 30,000 members. This site has separate resources for visitors and members.

Information Technology

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – An association for IT professionals within the health care profession. Site contains relevant news and jobs postings.


America’s Health Insurance Plans – The American Health Insurers Plans Association site contains relevant news and conference information.


Pharmaceutical Online – A job board and source for research materials.

Inpharm – Includes job board that contains positions all over the world.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America – Association for the “countries leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Public Health

BU School of Public Health – The job board of the Boston University School of Public Health.

Public Health Job Bank

Public Health Employment Connection – Emory University’s public health employment board.