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    Josh
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    To whom it may concern. I graduated from college in 2007 and have worked in the health care agency field for the last two years. I have heard about the potential future of six sigma involving health care. I wanted to know what the benefits are for someone who is new to this process? Also, where can I find some online training that is accredited and how soon can you sign up to learn about this specific area of six sigma? Thank you for anyone who answers this post!

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    Eugene Jacquescoley
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    Josh,
    Hello. Do you have a clinical and/or admnistrative background?
    Thanks,
    Eugene

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    Josh
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    Eugene,
    Thanks for responding to my email so quickly. I work for a health care agency on the recruiting and sales side of nursing. I wanted to see if being certified in this field for six sigma would be beneficial to myself and allow me to be more appealing to potential job opportunities.Thanks,
    Josh

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    cxg174
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    I think a lot depends on where you live and what your goals are. I work in QI and have seen little opportunity for Six Sigma qualified people, in fact QI seems very limited in my area at all. There is simply no money to do anything more than the things that are already being mandated by Medicare. Most QI is done by supervisors and other people who do QI as a part-time role rather than as a full-time position. Β Many agencies are hanging on by a thread. My specialty is home health- hospital based.
    Inpatient hospitals with larger health care systems do seek out such qualified people but as with everything in health care they want you to have an extensive background and work your way up.
    If you want to move into QI, which is not easy to do, it cannot hurt to get certified. Be aware that hospitals are where the most opportunity lies for such a career path.

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    Eugene Jacquescoley
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    Josh,
    Yes. Acquiring a green belt or black belt certification would increase your marketability in my opinion. As the nursing shortage continues, q/a, pm, and q/c opportunities will also be available. This assumption is based onΒ  reports by the American College of Nursing (2009) and Department of Labor Report (2009).
    Eugene

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