You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from healthcare majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent healthcare graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
- Indiana State Government - Health Administration positions
- New Hope Family Shelter - Programming positions
- Cigna - Health Service Program positions
- ACDI/VOCA - Nutrition positions
- IU Health - Summer Internship positions
- Accretive Health - Healthcare Consultant positions
- Timmy Global Health - Programs Coordinator positions
- WebMD Health Services - Registered Dietitian positions
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington - Health & Recreation positions
- American Senior Communities - Speech Language Pathologist positions
- FirstPerson - Wellness positions
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that relate directly to healthcare. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled "careers," "jobs," "employment," or "opportunities."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
- Health Administration
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- How do you keep from getting burned out?
- If your shift ends at 3 p.m. and your replacement hasn’t arrived by 3:15 p.m., what do you do?
- Mrs. Jones is in the facility for a fractured hip. She constantly likes attention by putting on the call light and pretending to be in pain. Everyone on the hall is ignoring her. You pass by the room and hear her crying. What is your response?
- After an extremely demanding day with a resident who required a lot of attention, his or her family member aggressively approaches you and accuses you of negligence. How do you handle this?
- How do you maintain a work/life balance?
- How would you handle the intensity of the ER?
- What would you do if a family member asked about medical information of a patient?
- Seek technical and lab-based opportunities to build your resume.
- Volunteer with health-based organizations like hospitals and clinics.
- Create a section on your resume that highlights specific medical knowledge, certifications, and technical skills.