Career: Health Sector Management
This guide includes books, databases, journals and websites which can help a career search in Health Sector Management.
Vault Online Career Library
Available to SMG majors, minors and alums only. For access, see the SMG Career Link. See ‘Download Guides’ tab for Industry & Company Guides:
- Vault Guide to Health Care Management
- Vault Guide to the Top Health Care Employers
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.
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.
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 Services Administration
-Health Services — Organization & Administration
To find articles on Healthcare Management, you may search the following databases:
http://www.chcs.org – 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.
http://www.nih.gov - 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.
http://www.rand.org/health - RAND Health is a nonprofit research institute that aids policy and decision making by conducting expert research studies and surveys.
http://www.rwjf.org – ”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.
http://www.hhs.gov - 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.
http://www.biospace.com - This site covers relevant industry news and has a job board.
http://www.bio.org – Shares information about the industry.
http://www.massbio.org - 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
http://caps.uchicago.edu/resources/pdfs/Healthcare%20Admin%20and%20Consulting.pdf- A mini-resource guide for healthcare jobs in consulting and administration, from the University of Chicago.
http://www.aahc.net – The association for consultants in health care.
http://www.hbma.com - This trade association exists for third-party medical billing companies. The site also allows the visitor to find a billing company.
http://www.hfma.org - 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.
http://www.himss.org/ASP/index.asp – An association for IT professionals within the health care profession. Site contains relevant news and jobs postings.
http://www.ahip.org – The American Health Insurers Plans Association site contains relevant news and conference information.
http://www.pharmaceuticalonline.com - A job board and source for research materials.
http://www.inpharm.com – Includes job board that contains positions all over the world.
http://www.phrma.org - Association for the “countries leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
http://sph.bu.edu/index.php?option=com_joblist&id=148&Itemid=176 - The job board of the Boston University School of Public Health.
http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/phec.cfm - Emory University’s public health employment board.