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Find answers to frequently asked questions about career opportunities and the job application process at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Applying for a Position at Massachusetts General Hospital
Mass General accepts only online applications. Visit massgeneral.org/careers/apply to view our current opportunities and submit an application.
Your application is automatically routed to the appropriate recruiter in Human Resources who will review your skills and experience and determine if they meet the requirements for the job.
You will receive an automatic email notification after you submit your application. Note that this may be the only correspondence you receive about your status. We receive more than 250,000 applications per year, and for this reason, we are only able to contact candidates who best match the requirements for the position. Please be sure to read the requirements listed for each job prior to applying.
Revisit massgeneral.org/careers/apply to view the status of the position for which you have applied. If the job is marked “closed” it means we have selected another candidate for the position and it is no longer available.
You are encouraged to apply for positions that best meet your interests and qualifications. You may see multiple positions for which you meet the criteria, however we encourage you to maintain a targeted search and apply for a limited number of positions at a time.
No. We encourage you to apply for other opportunities for which you are qualified.
We encourage you to upload a cover letter as the first page of your résumé document. Uploading a cover letter will give us more information about you as an applicant and allow you to highlight the skills and experience that qualify you for the position.
Attaching résumés to your application will allow recruiters to compare your skills and experiences to those that best fit the job. Also, recruiters will need your contact information if you are being considered for an open position.
All applications remain on file for one year. Please remember to keep your contact information and work history up-to-date.
Federal regulations prevent us from deleting or editing a résumé or application once you have submitted it through our website. However, you can upload a new résumé into the system by reapplying to the position or applying for a new position. This application with the new résumé will be visible to the recruiter and/or hiring manager going forward.
If you are interested in applying for a position outside of the department in which you currently work, you should provide your employment history information (résumé and application) through PeopleSoft. To be eligible for another position, you must have completed six months of service in your present position.
Yes. Your application will not be known to your manager unless you are in the pool of finalists and you authorize the hiring manager to speak with your supervisor during the reference check process. However, please be aware that all Partners HealthCare System affiliates have access to launch a search for keywords and view your résumé. Please contact a recruiter or your HR generalist directly concerning the internal transfer process.
Mass General only considers individuals who have submitted a resume and application through our online careers database at www.mghcareers.org. We do not request financial information, nor charge any fees as part of the application process. We do not offer positions through email, and we suspect these emails are an attempt to fraudulently obtain information and/or funds from would-be job seekers. If you think you may have provided personal information to this scam, we encourage you to take the following actions: 1) File a report with the Internet Crimes Complaint Center: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx 2) File a report with your local law enforcement authority. 3) Contact the three major credit-reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Transunion) and request that a Fraud Alert be placed on your account. 4) Visit the Federal Trade Commission's Website, for information concerning identify theft, http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ Please do not respond to any additional emails from them and if you do receive more, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have our internal Police and Security department investigate. For more information, visit our Police and Security department website .
Careers in Health Care
Jobs in health care are available in almost every city in the United States. Additionally, those who work in the health care field enjoy excellent benefits and competitive salaries. The health care industry is generally very supportive of continuing education and professional advancement.
Mass General offers job opportunities in areas you would expect from any busy, academic medical center. Direct patient care roles include nurses, medical assistants, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, radiologic technologists, ultrasound technologists, certified nursing assistants, surgical technologists and phlebotomists. Other, more behind-the-scenes roles include lab technicians, biostatisticians, pharmacists, medical coders and researchers. Lastly, our hospital would not run without the work of those in support roles: environmental service aides, electricians, carpenters and plumbers, information desk employees, police and security officers and administrative assistants.
The educational requirements vary depending on the career you choose. Some careers require a bachelor’s degree, whereas others require an associate's degree. Still others require certification or completion of a series of classes that is aligned with a national standard. Most careers in health care offer career ladders, or opportunities for advancement. For certain positions, acquiring a master’s degree or a doctorate is recommended or required in order to advance.
Most positions in health care that involve direct patient care require a license or certification. This license or certification is usually obtained after passing a state or national test. Some positions that are behind the scenes also require a license or certification. However, this is not true for all positions. To get the most up-to-date information about a specific position, search the job postings on the Mass General website and read the requirements that are listed.
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