Professional Career Action Plan

1319 words 6 pages
Professional Career Action Plan
Ida Jackson
HCS/449 Health Administration Capstone
September 10, 2012
Urmi Bhaumik

Professional Career Action Plan Creating a professional career action plan will compose attainable goals and design a step-by-step plan to achieve important professional goals. It is important to have a roadmap that will guide anyone from beginning to end for successful goal attainment. My action plan summarizes my professional goals and my career goal of becoming a health care administrator in a hospital or a physician’s office. I will assess the skills currently obtained and the skills that need altering to improve my chances of reaching my career goals. My action plan will also show the steps required to
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I have discovered that ultimately reaching my goal of working as a hospital administrator requires more experience and extensive education. Because I lack experience I went to the local hospital and spoke with the Chief Executive Officer to inquire about internships and it was suggested that I job shadow an assistant health administrator and when a position becomes available I would receive first consideration. A successful health administrator will possess strong managerial skills and a master’s degree to be marketable as a health administrator. The focus includes, obtaining a precise understand of the dynamics of the health care field on a more professional and managerial level. I need to alter my tendency to be impatient and focus on gaining experience in understanding the needs of patients. Learning what requirements are needed to assist me in managing a health care organization efficiently is important to my success. “There are two types of administrators, generalists and specialists. Generalists are responsible for managing or helping to manage an entire facility and specialists are responsible for the efficient operations of a specific department such as finance, accounting, budgeting, or human resources” (Health Careers


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