Areas of work include population health, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, primary healthcare, change management, quality improvement and lean methodologies. They work on financial budgets, project planning, development, implementation, evaluation in a variety of settings and report/proposal writing. The role focuses on enhanced access, care coordination, evidenced based practices and integration of inter-professional team.
Program Managers may work in various settings such as Government organisations, NGOs, Healthcare Networks, hospitals/clinics, research facilities, medical device/equipment companies and universities.
$26.63 – $69.09
$51,923 – $134,726
Health program operations manager - government services (0411)
Health and welfare manager - government services
Health program operations manager
Health program operations manager - government services
Health programs assistant director - government services
Health promotion chief - government services
Health services director - government services
Health strategies manager - government services
Local health services director - government services
Office of health promotion chief - government services
Public health director
Public health municipal officer - government services
Public health nursing educational director - government services
Bachelor’s degree in Health or Health related professions. A master’s in public health/health administration or similar subject can be an asset and sometimes preferred/required.
Certificate in Health Management or 3 – 5 years’ experience in Healthcare management in public Health and/or community health
Project Management +/- lean Six Sigma certifications a plus
$26.63 - $69.09
$51,923 - $134,726
Medium to high
Employment outlook depends on the province. There is good demand in Saskatchewan, fair demand in Alberta and Manitoba, undetermined in Ontario. Click here for details
Some administrators start in junior positions and advance to senior management. Others start in small not-for-profits and move on to senior positions in larger organizations. Learn more.
Also, highly dependent on project type, funding for projects/programs, organization. For job prospects and growth opportunity per region/province, click here
Minimum usually 3 – 5 years.
There are different levels for project management and lean sigma certifications. For example:
Other project management programs
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Good communication skills; leadership skills; time management; innovation and creative; highly organized with collaborative skills; Interest to vulnerable populations; ability to work in fast paced or stressful situations at times; very diligent and careful; reasonable travel maybe required; must be detail oriented; must be able to work both independently and as part of a team; should have good interpersonal skills; excellent stakeholder engagement.
Canadian College of Health Leaders offers Certified Health Executive Program, click here for details.
Certification in project management from Project Management Institute (PMI) and Lean six sigma methodologies from International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)
Master’s in Public Health or Health Administration or Health Information Management or similar subject may be a good step for IMGs to build their capacity towards this job.
Related masters programs may be found here.
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