Competitive Advantages


800+ total engagements and clients in 49 states since 1985, RYAN Associates is the acknowledged leader in occupational health consulting services.


RYAN Associates has been exposed to more than 2,500 different provider-based occupational health programs as a result of our educational seminars, consulting and periodicals. This experience provides us with invaluable insights on alternative program models, potential pitfalls and viable solutions.

Custom tailoring

RYAN Associates maintains a finite client base and works closely with each client. Our assessments are carefully tailored to the findings of our internal/external assessment. We strive to avoid the "boiler plate" approach frequently used by consultants.


RYAN Associates specializes in the assessment, development and expansion of occupational health programs, and consequently brings a highly focused expertise to every consulting engagement.


RYAN Associates typically works with our clients long after a consulting engagement has been completed in order to answer questions, refer clients to appropriate resources and advise them as the need arises. Our philosophy in working with clients is to fulfill their needs for a particular project and build a long-term relationship.


RYAN Associates provides clients with a specific timetable at the start of an engagement and works diligently to maintain that timetable. RYAN Associates historically provides deliverables on time and within budget.


RYAN Associates does not rely strictly on consulting revenues. Because we are a multi-faceted organization, clients can be assured that RYAN Associates will not use a consulting engagement in a self-serving fashion to generate additional consulting business.

Market Research Staff

RYAN Associates maintains a staff of dedicated survey interviewers whose activities are focused on occupational health and related market research. Clients can be confident that an interviewer who understands the survey research instrument, as well as the nuances of health care terminology, will conduct every interview.

Reliance on Primary Data

RYAN Associates' market research methodology produces primary data obtained directly from prospective and current occupational health consumers (i.e., employers) within the client’s service area. We have found that reliance on secondary or purchased data frequently leads to strategic decisions that may be based on misleading information.