Tyler Childress Career Profile

Alumni Career Profile: Tyler Childress

BS in Health Services Management, 2016
Minors: Economics, Management, and Policy Studies
Current Title: Grant Coordinator, IU School of Medicine
Current Employer: Department of Neuroscience Administration

Tyler was at a crossroads before choosing to major in Health Services Management. He wanted to be in the healthcare industry, but also wanted to study business. After learning about the Health Services Management program, Tyler realized it was a perfect combination of the two.

Tyler started the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (BSHSM) program and hit the ground running. “As a student, I completed several internships. The first internship I had was on the insurance side for Bankers Life. My second internship was in data management for a local company called Cooperative Managed Care Services.”

Using what he learned both inside and out of the classroom, Tyler started working at the IU School of Medicine immediately after graduating.

I was first hired on as a Regulatory Specialist, but I wanted to get into a position that worked with budgets and numbers. And I eventually did!

Today, Tyler assists MDs and PhDs with grant funding throughout the life of a grant, helping to construct their budgets and guide them along the application process (following federal guidelines). He also manages the day-in, day-out side of each grant account, updating projections and managing effort.

“I use many aspects of my Health Services Management education within my job, including the skill of budget construction and management, the knowledge of various governmental agencies such as NIH, NIAAA, and through time management skills I’ve learned.”

Though Tyler is unsure of his long-term goals, he knows he wants to continue his education by pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration.

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