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Career Options

When seeking employment or promotion, a master’s degree gives you a competitive advantage over those with associates and bachelor’s degrees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “occupations that typically require a master’s degree for entry are projected to grow the fastest, 18.4 percent, from 2012 to 2022,” and according to the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) 2015 Salary Survey, more than half of responding compliance directors had an advanced degree.

Like health care generally, health care compliance is a fast-growing field with positions ranging from assistant or specialist, to manager and director, to vice president and chief compliance officer. There are a great variety of employment opportunities with differing educational and professional experience requirements, as well as differing levels of job responsibilities and potential salaries.

For those with an MJ in Health Care Compliance, potential career opportunities (some of which may be dependent on undergraduate major and professional work experience), might include, among others:

  • Associate Corporate Responsibility Officer
  • Associate Director of Professional Billing & Compliance
  • Audit Manager
  • Audits, Monitoring, & Investigations Director
  • Billing Compliance Auditor/Director/Manager
  • Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer
  • Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer/Risk Manager
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Compliance/Conflict of Interest Officer
  • Chief Integrity Officer
  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • Clinical Auditor
  • Clinical Corporate Compliance Consultant
  • Clinical Review Specialist
  • Clinical Trials Office Director
  • Coding Compliance Audit Coordinator
  • Coding Compliance Manager
  • Compliance & Audit Director
  • Compliance & Ethics Director
  • Health Care Compliance Auditor
  • Health Plan Compliance Auditor
  • Health Regulatory Compliance Program Manager
  • Health Sciences Compliance & Privacy Officer
  • Healthcare Compliance Director/Executive
  • HIPAA & Privacy Compliance Officer
  • Home Care Compliance & Risk Management Director
  • Hospital Billing Integrity Manager
  • Hospital Compliance Director
  • Hospital Revenue Compliance Auditor/Educator
  • Internal Controls Analyst
  • Market Compliance Officer
  • Medicare Compliance Officer
  • Nurse Auditor
  • Patient Safety Program Manager
  • Physician Practice Compliance Specialist
  • Privacy Analyst/Director
  • Privacy Investigations & Regulatory Manager
  • Privacy Investigations Manager
  • Privacy Manager/Officer
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator/Specialist
  • Quality Improvement & Compliance Manager
  • Quality Improvement & Risk Management Director
  • Quality Management Director
  • Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
  • Regulatory Compliance Analyst
  • Regulatory Oversight Consultant
  • Research & Grant Compliance Manager
  • Research Compliance Analyst/Auditor
  • Risk, Safety, & Infection Control Manager
  • Senior Audit & Reimbursement Compliance Specialist
  • Senior Certified Coding Specialist
  • Senior Compliance Analyst/Specialist/Director/Consultant
  • Compliance & HIPAA Officer/Risk Manager
  • Compliance & Privacy Manager/Officer
  • Compliance & Risk Management Director
  • Compliance Analyst/Associate
  • Compliance Audit Manager
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Compliance Audits & Investigation Director
  • Compliance Billing Program Manager
  • Compliance Coding Specialist
  • Compliance Consultant/Director/Manager/Officer
  • Compliance Program Director/Manager/Specialist
  • Conflict of Interest Program Manager/Specialist
  • Corporate Compliance Director/Officer
  • Corporate Internal Auditor
  • Corporate Responsibility Director/Manager
  • Director of Research Compliance & Integrity
  • Ethics & Compliance Officer
  • Senior Compliance Audit & Education Manager
  • Senior Compliance Lead
  • Senior Director of Internal Audit
  • Senior Director of Privacy
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Senior Manager of Advertising & Promotion Compliance
  • Senior Manager of Medicare Program Oversight
  • Senior Nurse Auditor
  • Senior Physician Coding Auditor
  • Senior Privacy Specialist
  • Senior Research Financial Analyst
  • Special Investigations Unit Manager
  • Vice President & Chief Integrity Officer
  • Vice President of Audit & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Vice President of Compliance/Corporate Compliance
  • Vice President/Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer

Visit the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) job board to view currently available positions.

According to the HCCA 2015 Salary Survey, average compensation ranged from $67,332 for assistants and specialists to $86,732 for managers to $120,941 for directors. For detailed information by job title, education level and geographic region, please refer to the HCCA survey. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale are additional sources of career and salary information.​