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What recommendations do you have about entering the healthcare IT, technical, and project management industries?

Veteran

Richard Lowery Nashville, TN

I have been attending courses for college studies and certifications while continuing to work in and around the military and have come to a culminating point where I feel that I am more than ready to enter the healthcare industry; in more of an administrative, project management, IT, operations, and training (execution or development) roles. I want to continue to serve others and what I learned from my military experiences is that I really want to help the people within our own borders now.

Up until this point, I have been reaching out and networking and speaking with people that have transitioned from the military and even people who are in the healthcare industry. I am looking to continue to meet people but now with a much larger goal in mind; attaining a new career (not just a job) within the healthcare industry.

What recommendations do you have for transitioning from the military to government contract work on to working as an IT/Technical project manager to help and serve others in the healthcare industry?

At the end of the day, I just want to be part of something much bigger than myself. Does that make sense? There is no other industry in the world that has the goal of improving the lives, through better health techniques, innovations, cures, advances in technology, etc., of so many people.

5 August 2019 4 replies Leadership & Management

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Veteran

Richard Lowery Nashville, TN

Chuck,

Thank you for looking into the possibilities on LinkedIn; awesome! I was not having much luck with a couple of other industries, specifically the federal government and healthcare, up until this point so I have adjusted my focus, to combine healthcare with IT/technology AND project management. I have already had 2 outstanding interviews with some great companies, made some great new contacts in my network, but I have not secured my next career that should take me for the next 20-25 years, if all goes well. I just want to help others be the best versions of themselves or receive the best services possible. I want to be part of a Win-Win career where I help people meet their goals and expectations and I don't have to go to danger zones any longer. That actually makes the future a Win-Win-Win with a Bonus scenario. Have an awesome day!

Richard

Veteran

Richard Lowery Nashville, TN

Megan,

Thank you for the link to the webinar. I have been speaking with Avery King and a few others from HCA but have yet to make it past the application phase. I guess time will tell.

Richard

Advisor

Chuck Burger King Of Prussia, PA

Richard, I would offer that most of the hits I receive from LinkedIn related to IT/Technical project manager are in the health care or closely related field, so it appears to be a hot market. With the drive towards "big data", telemedicine, and the like, I don't believe you have to look to hard to find opportunity. Like all other careers, geographical considerations play a large role in shaping the potential outcomes.

Advisor

Megan Heaning New York, NY

Hi Richard!

Thanks for your service and your question.

This past spring, ACP hosted a webinar with our partner company HCA Healthcare, which is a really great company for veterans and military spouses. You can view the webinar here: https://www.acp-usa.org/news/event/acp-presents-careers-hca-healthcare.

I definitely recommend watching it and then reaching out to some HCA advisors via our community page. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Best,
Megan

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