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.
- 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.
- 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.
Program Consultant Salaries
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Program Consultant Career Path
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Program Consultant Insights
“If you can land another role I think it could be better but your pay will probably be low.”
“This is my full time career now and I’ve found a home to do my life’s work with an amazing team.”
“I think other roles would be better but pay is pretty low.”
“You make great money on sales.”
“Most of my coworkers have been nice to work with.”
“One of my favorite parts about the position is the career development and training they offer.”
“It would be great pay ten maybe even 5 years ago, but it’s not easy to sustain yourself in today’s world.”
“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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