I work with employers to get them to buy healthcare in a better way for the healthcare system.
My work combines:
Day to Day
My days are very different. Today, for instance, I did an international webinar about pharmacy benefits. I work a lot with drug benefits, so I’ve done studies and led work in that space. I travel around the country to educate employers about the problems in that system. We also believe in the importance of primary care, so one of the things I do is talk to integrated delivery systems that provide medical care to our employee bases. I do a lot of educational events for my large member companies.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
It’s important to talk to those you work with to understand what they do and how all of the pieces fit together. The healthcare system is complicated, and over the years I’ve worked in different parts of it. I’ve learned different perspectives of how this system works, mostly because I just talk to people to try to understand what they do, how they do it, and why they do it the way they do.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
There are things in my life I would like to have done, but I didn’t do them because I took the more conservative route. Follow what’s of interest to you. I wasn’t always honest with myself early on, so don’t be afraid to go for stuff that feels too big or too hard. I should have had the guts to do things even though they were foreign to me.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:
Business Administration and Management, General