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Optum Consulting Development Program

The Optum Consulting Development Program is an innovative initiative designed to cultivate professional development within the health care industry. Key features of the program include:

Professional Development Focus: The program emphasizes the development of skills essential for success in evolving health care project roles. Participants from diverse backgrounds and majors are welcomed, ensuring a broad range of perspectives​​.

Consultative Business Areas Emphasis: It targets consultative business areas involving health care processes, operations, product, and technology. The program includes challenging assignments, with a strong focus on networking and mentoring, and offers interactions with high-level leadership​​.

Ideal candidates are those who have completed or are nearing completion of a post-graduate degree in a business-related field. The program looks for individuals with strong teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills. Flexibility, comfort in a performance-oriented culture, and an aptitude for working in a consultative environment are essential qualities sought in participants​​.

This program serves as a platform for individuals seeking a future in health care consulting, offering a pathway towards a rewarding career that emphasizes caring, connection, and growth.


Optum Consulting Development Program Salary
Undergraduate/Master’s Consultant Salary
  • Base: $81,000
  • Total Cash: up to $81,000
  • PTO Vacation: 23 days
  • Retirement: Up to 4.5% match on 6% employee contribution
  • Signing Bonus: $3,000