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Health Care Management

There are many jobs that make a real difference to people’s lives, and these include jobs in the healthcare sector. Behind the work of the surgeon, doctor and nurse is the administration and management system keeping everything afloat. The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with management and administration at the forefront. Thirteen percent of all jobs are expected to be in health care by 2010 (US Department of Labor). Jobs requiring a bachelor's degree, and which usually offer higher pay and benefits, will account for about 7.3 million job openings through 2010.

The health care industry is a unique business environment with its own economic, communication, and technology issues. A degree in healthcare management prepares students for health care administration and management careers in HMOs, as hospital administrators, in insurance providers, and within the government.

Whether you are fresh from high school, or already working in the healthcare sector on the medical or administrative side, a degree in healthcare management is designed to provide students with the business management skills needed to manage successfully in today's health care delivery systems. Programs emphasize the identification, analysis, and solution of complex management problems with a foundation of health care concepts and decision models that will support the variety of management roles that can be seen in today's health care environment. Specialization will include health care finance, quality and data base management, health care infrastructure, and health care strategic management.

Publish date: February 10, 2011