Why Work at CHOP?

Your Career at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we help children grow and thrive — and we offer these same opportunities to the professionals who make up our team. CHOP is a unique work environment, with exceptional team members, supportive managers and state-of-the-art training. Our employees are all empowered to realize their well-defined goals, because we believe everyone makes a difference — it’s the very foundation on which our hospital is built.

Since 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace of many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. As the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, CHOP has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved the lives of countless children.

Today, that same spirit of care and innovation continues. The hospital now employs more than 10,000 people in more than 50 locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

A focus on growth

At CHOP, we provide an environment that's as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities, while our hospital offers the ideal atmosphere for using your skills and talents.

One of the ways we show our respect and appreciation for our people is by ensuring their voices are heard — we're eager for your input, ideas and inspiration, and we value your potential. We believe the process of learning is an invaluable tool, and encourage the members of our employee community to exercise their ambitions and take their skills to the next level at every opportunity.

CHOP's Career Management Center

Our Career Management Center is an online resource for career planning tools and community support. The site provides convenient access to professional and career development resources. It’s also where you’ll find information about in-person educational and networking events throughout the CHOP network.

Career management is a self-initiated, lifelong activity that can improve an individual’s job satisfaction, level of engagement and work productivity. The practice of career management is vital for staying current and confident in today’s rapidly changing environment. We encourage all staff to proactively manage their career by pursuing goals, getting involved, building relationships, and developing skills and abilities for current and future performance.

Professional enrichment programs

In order to further your career, and provide a more rewarding work experience while providing the best care available, we offer all of our employees an array of development and enrichment programs. These include clinical development opportunities and a rich reimbursement plan for education assistance.

Benefits at a glance

Just as we’re committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for our patients, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits program. Our benefit programs meet employees’ individual needs as well as those of their families.

To attract and retain the best people, we provide a benefits package and compensation package that are highly competitive. We've designed our benefits program based on the belief that you need flexibility, financial security, a meaningful work experience, and work-life balance.

CHOP’s benefits package includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, including PPO and HMO options
  • Prescription, Dental, and Vision
  • Life Insurance for you and your family members, including optional buy-up coverage
  • Educational Assistance, including tuition reimbursement and student loan repayments
  • Retirement Savings Plans with both employee and employer contributions
  • Paid personal leave, along with paid parental leave
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-life programs such as our Commuter Benefit and Employee Assistance Program

For more information on all of CHOP’s benefit offerings, you can refer to our Benefits Guide found here.

For new employees relocating to the Philadelphia area we partner with VeryApt to offer help looking for housing. Learn more about CHOP's VeryApt Ambassadors and Philadelphia neighborhoods.


It’s the responsibility of our employees to be healthy and well so they can provide the best possible care for our patients and their families. We are committed to supporting you in your efforts to lead an active, healthy lifestyle that improves your well-being — both at home and on the job.

For this reason, CHOP partners with Virgin Pulse to offer expanded wellness and health management services to assist each employee in achieving optimal health. Virgin Pulse provides a wide variety of programs and services, including:

  • Health Assessments and Health Screenings to help you identify opportunities for improvement
  • Health Advisor to help you learn about the steps you can take to reduce health risks before they become serious problems
  • Health Coaching (on-site and telephonic) to guide you in changing unhealthy behaviors or to help you manage chronic conditions
  • Journeys, a behavior change program
  • A robust wellness portal that includes health tools, resources, services and information

Work-life balance

At CHOP, our employees are our most valued asset. That’s why we’re committed to creating a healthy, flexible and productive work environment that allows for both a challenging career and the ability to meet your life responsibilities.

Our Work/Life Balance Initiative is designed to help provide our employees and their families with benefits and other assistance needed to improve their quality of life. From keeping your job skills current, to finding someone to paint your house, to figuring out your finances, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will partner with you to find a program, resource or tool that can help you achieve your work-life balance goals — so you can focus on your job.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

We have received national recognition for providing excellent patient care, supporting innovation and diversity, and being a great place to work. Some of our most recent awards and accolades are listed below.

Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion (2022, Disability Equality Index)

No. 1 – America’s Best Large Employers (2022, Forbes)

Military Friendly Employer (2022, Military Friendly)

World’s Best Specialized Hospitals (2022, Newsweek)

Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion (2021, Disability Equality Index)

World's Best Smart Hospitals (Newsweek, 2021)

Leading Disability Employer (2021, National Organization on Disability)

One of “America’s Best Employers for Women” (2021, Forbes)

One of “America’s Best Employers For Diversity” (2021, Forbes)

LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader (2020, Human Rights Campaign Foundation)

Madeline Bell Among the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives (2020, Modern Healthcare)

Excellence Award for Outstanding Diversity Program (2019, Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year Program)

Grace Award for Excellence in Health Information Management (2020, American Health Information Management Association)

Kisha Hawthorne Receives Minority Business Leader Award (2020, Philadelphia Business Journal)

Ranked #2 in the Nation, Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll (2020, U.S. News and World Report)

Most Innovative Hospitals (2020, Parents Magazine)

Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence (2019, American Nurses Credentialing Center)