Master's of Health Administration advanced degree program
Opportunities in the life sciences and health care industry
As a consultant in our leading Life Sciences & Health Care practice, you’ll put your deep industry knowledge to work in a wide variety of services for our clients. Whether it’s maximizing innovations in biotechnology or deciphering the uncertainty of health care reform, you’ll be tackling some of our nation’s biggest challenges and doing work that matters every day.
The landscape of today’s life sciences and health care industry is changing rapidly. Recent government reform, strict regulations, and new medical discoveries and breakthroughs are reshaping the way that health plans, providers, federal government agencies, and life sciences companies do business. As a consultant in our leading Life Sciences & Health Care practice, you’ll put your deep industry knowledge to work in a wide variety of services for our clients. Whether it’s maximizing innovations in biotechnology or deciphering the uncertainty of health care reform, you’ll be tackling some of our nation’s biggest challenges and doing work that matters every day.
As a consultant in the life sciences and health care industry, you’ll apply what you’ve learned in graduate studies to a wide range of clients. Health systems. Academic medical organizations. Health plans. Pharmaceutical companies. Biotechnology and medical device firms. No matter where you are or on what project you are staffed, each day can present opportunities for new growth and challenges. There are opportunities to join either the Commercial or the Federal Practice.
What we look for
Qualified candidates for consultant or senior consultant will possess the following characteristics/attributes:
- Graduation from one of the following healthcare-focused programs: MHA, MPH, MHSA, with a focus on health informatics
- Solid history of achievement in school and work
- Strong analytical skills
- Leadership and team-building abilities
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Willingness to travel frequently (required)
- US Citizenship with ability to obtain US Government clearance (for Federal candidates)
Our consultant and senior consultant positions are primarily differentiated by the level of applicable skills and knowledge, as well as years of relevant work experience prior to your graduate school studies. Consultants typically have one to two years of previous work experience, while senior consultants have three to four years of relevant work experience. In these positions, you will take the knowledge you have developed in your graduate studies and prior experience and apply them by working with provider organizations, health plans, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device companies. During your first two to three years you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments that reflect the range of services we provide and public sectors we serve.
1-2 years - Develop conclusions from analysis; take responsibility for creating and leading portions of deliverable
2-4 years - Lead and evaluate analysis to draw conclusions and develop insightful recommendations and solutions; design deliverable content
3-6 years - Plan and manage moderately complex engagements; structure, review and validate analysis and recommendations
4-6 years - Provide overall engagement management; integrate recommendations into a total solution for the client
Serve as a trusted advisor to senior client executives; identify sales opportunities; direct engagement management
Learning and development
Through your variety of experiences at Deloitte, you can develop the analytical, communication, and leadership skills that will help you achieve your full potential, no matter what career path you eventually choose. You will be continually challenged by your clients, your team members, and your peers. Along the way, you will have access to mentoring, counseling, and training opportunities to help foster and accelerate your development of new skills and capabilities.
To help guide you through your career, Deloitte provides a number of learning opportunities through its formal university-style learning curriculum. You will start your career at Deloitte with a thorough training session at Deloitte University. In addition to new hire training programs at Deloitte, you can configure your development by taking courses online or in your local office that align with your specific career interests.
The Consultant Training Program helps you develop the “hard” skills needed to understand clients’ problems and formulate thoughtful recommendations, and practice the “soft” skills needed to develop strong internal and external relationships. Part of the learning is through a week-long simulation working with a team of peers to solve a real business problem.
The Senior Consultant Training Program includes seminars on how to manage change, ask the right questions as consultants, framing discussions, and persuasion techniques. Participants work in teams on a simulated client engagement to solve many common client challenges.