Answered by Elizabeth, Hiring Expert at HCA Healthcare, on Thursday, December 5, 2013
This is where informational interviews come in handy. I would encourage you to consider scheduling conversations with alumni who are hired within the company or try to network through other avenues (professional associations, professors, peers). Bring a series of questions to that conversation, but one question you might ask is the average compensation is for an entry-level hire. That being said, I encourage you to not be overly focused on the compensation for your first role, within reason. There is no price that can be put on experience that you gain in your first job.