Health Policy Analyst

Health policy analysts do research, make reports and manage health care policies and programs.

NOC Code: 4165

Job Duties

Health policy analysts do research, make reports and manage health care policies and programs. You may work for government, educational institutions, research labs, hospitals, and different types of community agencies. You may also be called a health care planner, health promotion program officer, or health services researcher.

Generally, health policy analysts:

  • Gather and analyze statistical information and write reports.
  • Develop health policies by collecting and analyzing statistical data.
  • Design, implement and monitor programs.
  • Maintain, update and manage health information databases.
  • Distribute program and policy information to your organization and the general public.
  • Write newsletters and other documents on health policy for your organization or the general public.

Source: HRSDC

Job Requirements


This job requires: College or University

Comparison with other jobs in this profession
JobLevel of Education Required
Health EducatorCollege or University
Medical Laboratory TechnicianCollege or University
Health Policy AnalystCollege or University
Personal Support WorkerHigh School
Public Health InspectorCollege or University


This job requires 2 - 5 years of work experience.

Comparison with other jobs in this profession
JobYears of Work Experience Required
Health Educator2 - 5
Medical Laboratory Technician0 - 2
Health Policy Analyst2 - 5
Personal Support Worker0 - 2
Public Health Inspector2 - 5

Source: HRDSC

Essential Skills

As a health policy analyst, you need to:

  • Speak, write and read English.
  • Understand health and medical terminology.
  • Conduct research.
  • Have strong planning and leadership skills.
  • Work well with other people and on your own.

Language Skills

You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with the public and other medical staff. You also need to take notes, write reports and give presentations.

Labour Market Information


This is a competitive career because although there are a number of job seekers, there are also a number of people retiring. It is important to have project management skills, work well in teams and have experience with current health policies.


The work prospects for this job are: FAIR

Comparison with other jobs in this profession
JobWork Prospects
Health EducatorGood
Medical Laboratory TechnicianFair
Health Policy AnalystFair
Personal Support WorkerGood
Public Health InspectorGood


The average hourly wage for this job is: C$33/hour.

Comparison with other jobs in this profession
JobAverage Wage/Hour
Health Educator$21.75
Medical Laboratory Technician$22.00
Health Policy Analyst$33.00
Personal Support Worker$14.85
Public Health Inspector$33.65

Source: HRSDC


Educational Programs

These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.

Bridging Programs

Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.

Language Training

Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).

Work Experience Programs

Many college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.

Voluntary Membership Opportunities

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