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Working as a Patient Partner

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a patient partner. For example, did you know that they make an average of $21.15 an hour? That's $44,000 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -2% and produce -51,600 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Patient Partner Do

There are certain skills that many patient partners have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed computer skills, communication skills and listening skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a patient partner, we found that a lot of resumes listed 15.3% of patient partners included patient care, while 11.9% of resumes included insurance companies, and 11.0% of resumes included pre-register. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the patient partner job title. But what industry to start with? Most patient partners actually find jobs in the health care and non profits industries.

How To Become a Patient Partner

If you're interested in becoming a patient partner, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 38.1% of patient partners have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 6.0% of patient partners have master's degrees. Even though some patient partners have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a patient partner. When we researched the most common majors for a patient partner, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on patient partner resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a patient partner. In fact, many patient partner jobs require experience in a role such as certified nursing assistant. Meanwhile, many patient partners also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or sales associate.

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Average Salary$44,000
Job Growth Rate-2%

Patient Partner Jobs

Average Salary for a Patient Partner

Patient Partners in America make an average salary of $44,000 per year or $21 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $60,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $32,000 per year.
Average Salary
$44,000

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Patient Partner
Patient Partner
Novant Health
Novant Health
08/14/2019
08/14/2019
$66,30408/14/2019
$66,304
Patient Partner
Patient Partner
Novant Health
Novant Health
06/17/2019
06/17/2019
$51,94506/17/2019
$51,945

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Patient Partner Demographics

Gender

female

72.7 %

male

22.0 %

unknown

5.3 %

Ethnicity

White

69.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

11.3 %

Black or African American

8.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

Akan

25.0 %

French

25.0 %
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Patient Partner Education

Degrees

Bachelors

38.1 %

Associate

25.0 %

High School Diploma

13.1 %

Top Colleges for Patient Partners

1. University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

In-State Tuition
$17,653
Enrollment
16,405

2. University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

In-State Tuition
$15,730
Enrollment
18,830

3. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

4. Maria College of Albany

Albany, NY

In-State Tuition
$15,140
Enrollment
876

5. Inter American University of Puerto Rico Ponce

Mercedita, PR

In-State Tuition
$5,914
Enrollment
4,155

6. Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

In-State Tuition
$13,392
Enrollment
646

7. Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, VA

In-State Tuition
$26,886
Enrollment
774

8. Inter American University of Puerto Rico Arecibo

Arecibo, PR

In-State Tuition
$5,872
Enrollment
3,553

9. Howard University

Washington, DC

In-State Tuition
$26,756
Enrollment
6,166

10. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

In-State Tuition
$10,726
Enrollment
45,769
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Patient Partner

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Top Skills For a Patient Partner

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 15.3% of patient partners listed patient care on their resume, but soft skills such as computer skills and communication skills are important as well.

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Top Patient Partner Employers

1. Community Health Network
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$44,966
Patient Partners Hired: 
18+
2. Loyola Medicine
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$38,804
Patient Partners Hired: 
4+
3. CHA Cambridge Hospital
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$47,809
Patient Partners Hired: 
3+
4. Sentara Healthcare
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$38,917
Patient Partners Hired: 
2+
5. Henry Ford Health System
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,170
Patient Partners Hired: 
1+
6. Union Hospital of Cecil County
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$77,045
Patient Partners Hired: 
1+

Recently Added Patient Partner Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020