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3 YoE in health consulting (generalist w/agile and change management experience), and finally received a secret clearance. But now concerned I'm pigeonholing myself over the next 3 years as I think a lot of health work at my firm that requires clearances are more "butts in seats" My goal is to learn as much as I can over next 3 years (WLB is not a concern). With that said, despite the job security of a clearance, would it be better to consider looking at commercial consulting roles?

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My advice get an MHA (paired with either an RN with solid clinical skills or strong financial management) and get out of federal ASAP (especially if you're doing health at Booz). Go to HJF if you want to use your clearance (not great pay, but better than most contractors) or go to a United/Blue Cross Blue Shield/KP/other top provider. ETA - this is for if you want to stay in health.

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