How to get a job at

HCA Healthcare

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HCA Healthcare is an operator of 186 hospitals and about 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, urgent care centers, physician clinics, etc. The company has made itself known domestically and internationally with operations in 21 U.S. States and the United Kingdom.


HCA Healthcare

Looks For

HCA Healthcare is looking to hire driven and motivated individuals who are passionate about the healthcare industry. They want people who have strong communication skills and are willing to work hard and challenge themselves. Additionally, people who make a good fit within HCA Healthcare are compassionate individuals who can work well with others and can utilize creativity and strategy to solve problems.

History of

HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare was founded 1968 with the intention of delivering patient-focused care by unifying different hospitals. HCA Healthcare thus focused on acquiring different hospitals and healthcare organizations; in 1987, they already operated 463 hospitals. Now, HCA Healthcare is ranked number 67th on the Fortune 500 list of largest corporations within the United States.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Human Resources / People / Talent
PR / Corporate Communications
office locations
Greater Nashville
Greater Charlotte
Greater Richmond
Greater San Antonio
Greater Austin
Greater San Francisco
Greater Houston
Greater Miami
Greater Dallas
2019 Revenue:

HCA Healthcare

Internship Programs

The Sarah Cannon Internship Program

The Sarah Cannon Internship Program is designed to identify high quality students who would be a good fit within HCA Healthcare. The internship can last from a twelve-week minimum period to a full-time internship. Students involved within this program have the ability to work on a variety of projects within HCA Healthcare and have a unique amount of access to senior leaders and other professionals. This program is intended for students approaching their final year of either their undergraduate or graduate degree. Moreover, aside from the Sarah Cannon program, HCA Healthcare offers a plethora of summer internships for Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Junior or Senior
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $5,250 each year)
  • Free Counseling and Referral Services

HCA Healthcare

Interview Process

The process can take around 4 weeks.

1. Phone Interview

In this initial phone interview the interviewer will go over background, experience and HCA Healthcare.

2. In-person Interview

The second interview varies by position, but will be in-person. This interview can be with either a Hiring Manager or as an “Interview Super Day” where you will be interviewed with 60 other candidates.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into HCA Healthcare and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on HCA Healthcare, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

HCA Healthcare

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  • Tell me about yourself
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • Why do you want to work at HCA?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • What are you passionate about?