What does a Program Consultant do?

Program consultants provide guidance and support in the planning, creation, and administration of programs or initiatives in their particular area of business expertise. These consultants work in a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, energy, and finance. They guide strategic planning and assist with outlining long-term objectives and action plans. They design, organize, and implement systems and tools to automate routine tasks and make processes more accurate and consistent. They often collaborate with a cross-functional group of internal stakeholders, along with external vendors and possibly clients.

Program consultants typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in their particular field, although an advanced degree such as an MBA is an asset. They must have excellent project management capabilities and good communication skills. Proficiency with project management programs is helpful.

What responsibilities are common for Program Consultant jobs?
  • Engage with partners from across the organization to brainstorm, design and build new patient outreaches or efforts to lower medical costs and drive results.
  • Develop a 'story' and accompanying deck that concisely summarizes findings across several initiatives and creates specific recommendations for the executive management team.
  • Meet with internal product owners to learn more about how their product works or to implement strategies.
  • Plan and implement analysis that require finding, pulling, and manipulating data to drive business insights.
  • Run reports, reviewing for potential issues to escalate to the team, and sharing reporting with stakeholders.
What are the typical qualifications for Program Consultant jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering, or computer science.
  • Strong leadership and collaboration abilities.
  • Confident in performing risk assessments.
  • Comfortable working in a cloud-based environment.
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Program Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$69,750 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$60K
Median: $70K
$80K
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Program Consultant Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
10%
2 - 4
39%
5 - 7
5%
8+
46%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Remote YearRemote Year
Program Consultant
30 Jan 2020

“If you can land another role I think it could be better but your pay will probably be low.”

Pacific Energy Network (CA)Pacific Energy Network (CA)
Program Consultant
10 June 2021

“This is my full time career now and I’ve found a home to do my life’s work with an amazing team.”

Remote YearRemote Year
Program Consultant
30 Jan 2020

“I think other roles would be better but pay is pretty low.”

Pacific Energy Network (CA)Pacific Energy Network (CA)
Program Consultant
28 Feb 2020

“You make great money on sales.”

Geometric ResultsGeometric Results
Program Consultant
21 June 2022

“Most of my coworkers have been nice to work with.”

Cultural Care Au PairCultural Care Au Pair
Program Consultant
7 Jan 2020

“One of my favorite parts about the position is the career development and training they offer.”

Jenny CraigJenny Craig
Jenny Craig Program Consultant
23 Dec 2021

“It would be great pay ten maybe even 5 years ago, but it’s not easy to sustain yourself in today’s world.”

CLEAResultCLEAResult
Program Consultant
10 Jan 2021

“The job can be really fun and easy with a great manager, but a terrible manager can make the same job god awful and stressful.”

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