Professional and Student Organizations

Professional and student organizations provide master’s in health administration students with an opportunity to build a network of contacts that may help with future employment endeavors.

Job Resources

  • AAHAM Western Region Job Bank

    Hosted by the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), this job board allows seekers to filter posts by job function, industry and state. AAHAM membership is not required to access job listings, but, by signing up for a free account, you can post your resume, apply for positions and sign up for job alerts. The site also offers a free content library filled with helpful information regarding the job application and interviewing processes.

    • Over 3,000 job postings
    • Job board account is free to all
    • Ability to save search terms and individual job posts
    • Set up an alert for new postings under specific search terms
    • Search for jobs by industry, state and main responsibility
  • American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) Career Assist

    Association members, non-members and healthcare organizations have access to a job board specific to health information management. Job seekers throughout the health information management field may use the job board to filter postings by position and state. It’s easy to post your resume or apply to jobs directly after signing up for a free account. However, only paid members of AHIMA can access new jobs the first two days they’re posted.

    • About 500 jobs specific to health information
    • Narrow search results by state and job function
    • Non-members can create a free account to save job postings and set up alerts
    • Association members have access to jobs two days before everyone else
    • All job posts are specific to the health information management field
  • American College of Health Administrators (ACHCA) CareerLink

    The ACHCA is dedicated to providing training, certification and job resources to students and professionals who strive to work with aging populations across healthcare fields. This board, which is free to join, allows members to post resumes and cover letters, save search results and job listings and set up alerts for when new positions are posted. It also features curated jobs from the Assisted Living Job Board Network and the Healthcare Administration Job Board Network.

    • Over 1,300 jobs are currently listed on this board
    • Member of the Assisted Living and Healthcare Administration Job Board Networks
    • Save search results by keyword and individual job post
  • Health IT Job Board

    Hosted by the Health Career Connection, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping healthcare students find employment opportunities that will help them reach their goals, this board is designed to support the health IT professionals and employers throughout California. It also offers links to jobs nationwide. You can setup a free account to apply for positions directly through the site as well as save search results and jobs you’re interested in. This board also connects you to the content library available through the AAHAM Western Region Job Bank.

    • Lists about 2,400 specific to healthcare IT
    • Search can be narrowed by job function, work site and state
    • Create a free account to save searches and create job alerts
    • Part of the Healthcare Administration Job Board Network
    • Users have access to career coaching
  • Healthcare Finance Job Spot

    This job board is maintained by Healthcare Finance, an online magazine focused on the financial side of healthcare organizations and institutions. Here you’ll find a variety of positions in fields such as finance, patient accounts, collections, purchasing, patient safety and administration. Creating a free account gives you access to several online employment resources, including expert advice on the job search and application process.

    • 950 jobs currently posted
    • Member of the Healthcare and Healthcare Administration Job Board Networks
    • Free membership to board allows you to save searches and create alerts
    • Access to career advice and counseling
    • Post resumes and cover letters to apply to jobs directly from the board
  • National Association of Healthcare Access Management

    The National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) hosts this job board that is dedicated to listing jobs specifically for professionals who scheduling, admissions and guest relations. Featured jobs are regularly updated on the main page of the site.

    • Highly specific – 33 jobs are currently listed on this board
    • Member of the Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Job Board Networks
    • Free enrollment allows you to post resumes, save searches and create job alerts
  • Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management

    Hosted and maintained by the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management (PAHOM), this job board specializes in office management positions within medical offices. It also offers professional services like reference checking, resume writing and coaching for job seekers.

    • Just over 60 jobs are currently posted on this board
    • You can search for jobs by keyword, browse by the above criteria or explore the opportunities near you on a map
    • Creating a free account allows you to post your resume, create alerts and save jobs

Licensure and Certification

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM)

The AAHAM offers a number of certifications, including Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE), Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP), Certified Revenue Integrity Professional (CRIP), Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS) and Certified Compliance Technician (CCT). These certification examinations serve as a career ladder, beginning with the CRCS and culminating with the CRCE. The CCT exam covers compliance training requirements for all revenue cycle staff.

Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAM)

Members of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management may achieve professional certification as Certified Patient Account Managers (CPAM) or Certified Clinic Account Managers (CCAM). These both require members to be in good standing for at least one year and to have at least four years of experience in the industry before taking the exam. Benefits of being certified include recognition in the industry, professional development, employer awareness and individual enrichment.

Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

Sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), this professional certification represents expertise, experience and commitment to continuing education and professional development in healthcare administration. It’s the only credential that requires a master’s degree be obtained before an applicant can even be considered. Holding this certification is equivalent to a medical staff member being board certified. Earning this credential takes years.


  • Modern Healthcare's Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference

    Nashville, TN | August 20, 2016

    Hosted by Modern Healthcare, this conference aims to bring women professionals in healthcare together for networking opportunities and unique lessons for high-potential leaders.

  • ASSHRA Conference & Exposition

    Orlando, FL | September 19-22, 2016

    The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration conference offers educational programs, networking opportunities and exhibitions of new products and services. Continuing education credits are offered for Certified Healthcare Human Resources renewal (CHHR), HR Certification Institute Recertification, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Recertification and National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) continuing education.

  • Medical Group Management Association's Annual Conference

    Nashville, TN | October 11-14, 2015

    This event brings together healthcare experts and leaders from practices of every size, type and region. Expect to discuss value-based, patient-centric models of care. Other topics include leadership and professional development, compliance and risk management, revenue and cost strategies and team-based operations and staff development.

  • HCAA Executive Forum

    Las Vegas, NV | February 9-11, 2016

    The Healthcare Administrators Association, a leader in networking for the self-funding industry, holds an annual conference featuring a variety of educational sessions over the course of two days. Those who attend the full conference may count these as continuing education credits.

  • HIMSS Conference

    Las Vegas, NV | February 29-March 4, 2016

    Healthcare IT professionals, clinicians and executives attend the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference each year. Over 300 sessions are available, including those featuring keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions. This is the conference to attend if interested in seeing the latest health IT products and technology. Pre-conference workshops and symposia are also offered.