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Sample Health Services Administration Interview Questions 

  • What prompted your interest in healthcare?
  • What experience do you have in the field?
  • What specific area of healthcare are you targeting in your search?
  • Pull courses from your curriculum that you think will be valuable in the job that you hope to pursue.
  • As an administrator, how would you reconcile business and humanitarian concerns regarding managed care?
  • What are the attributes of management success in the healthcare industry?
  • Where/How have you developed these attributes?
  • How do you function in a group? Give examples of teamwork.
  • Did you ever think of pursuing a career in medicine as a health services professional?
  • What are the most important issues emerging in healthcare management? Prioritize them.
  • Choose one of these and give some recommendations on addressing it.
  • What functional skills will you bring to a hospital environment?
  • What prompted you to pursue a career in health care?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?
  • How would you describe the ideal job for you following graduation?
  • What class have you taken that you feel will be the most beneficial to you?
  • What specific area of healthcare are you targeting?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experience.
  • Why did you choose to attend SRU?
  • What 2 or 3 things are most important to you in your job?
  • What are the most important issues emerging in health care management? Prioritize them.
  • Choose one of these issues and give some recommendations on addressing it.
  • If you could do so, how would you plan your academic study differently and why?
  • What do you really want to do in life?
  • How well do you think your experiences have prepared you for a career in healthcare?
  • How do you plan to achieve your career objectives?
  • What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • Is there anything not on your resume that you would like to tell me?
  • Are you willing to spend at least six months as a trainee?
  • What are the components of a quality health education program? How would you prioritize these components, along with giving justification for your choices?
  • What are the top three goals of your health education program?
  • How would you describe developmentally appropriate curriculum?
  • Do you have any ideas about how we might promote our health education program to the community?
  • How do you plan to assess the progress of your clients in health education?
  • Do you have any experience in using technology in your programming? Please provide an example.
  • What professional organizations do you belong to? What professional journals do you read?
  • Are there other things that you would like to share with us that will help us understand your philosophy of health education?
  • How do you see the National Health Education standards affecting your teaching or programming?
  • Choose one health content area. Using that area, what are some ways you could collaborate with other colleagues in programming?
  • What are two different strategies you could use to make your learning environment emotionally healthy for all of your constituents?
  • If you had to choose three health-related incidents that have most influenced the type of health educator you have become, which ones would you pick and why?

  

  


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