Health Policy Specialist

The current medical system is overburdened, and as a result, over 100,000 Americans die annually because of medical provider mistakes while countless suffer pain and illness.

Efforts to provide healthcare to 47 million uninsured people will place additional strains upon the system which could include longer waiting periods to receive care.

Health policy specialists will serve an important role as more people receive health care services. Health care specialists work for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and hospitals. They will handle difficult issues such as health care rationing.

Since Congress is in the process of reforming health care, demand for health policy specialists will be in high. Health policy specialists experience rewarding careers as they work to solve health care problems and coordinate efforts to cover more people.

Salary Data

Median (8 years of work experience): $77,700

25-75 percentile (8 years or more of work experience): $59,100-125,000


To reform health care, many health care policy specialists will be needed. Health care specialists will be needed with expertise in politics, economics, accounting, medicine, ethics, and management. Graduates from interdisciplinary health policy programs will also be in demand.

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