Healthcare Management Jobs & Careers

We have received many inquiries about healthcare management jobs, an exciting and growing area of healthcare. Therefore, we have created this resource page for those interested in healthcare management careers.

What is healthcare management

Healthcare management involves establishing policy and processes, hiring personnel, ensuring compliance, tracking and measuring quality of care, enforcing guidelines, buying drugs and equipment, and reimbursement. It is the financial and quality assurance aspect of healthcare. These healthcare professionals are vital to our healthcare system.

What are other names for healthcare management

Healthcare management is also called healthcare administration. Professionals in this field may be called medical or health services managers, healthcare administrators, healthcare executives, managed care executives, and healthcare consultants.

What are the education requirements

There are a number of graduate degrees in this field. Examples include Masters of Public Health (MPH), Master of Business Administration in Hospital Management (MBA-HM), Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA), and Master of Public Administration. Doctors, pharmacists, and nurses are also entering the healthcare management field.

What are the top healthcare management schools

In 2011 US News ranked the top schools for healthcare management across the country. The top 5 schools were:

  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • University of Alabama--Birmingham

What is the career outlook for healthcare management

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects 22% growth or 68,000 additional jobs from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. Growth will be driven by changes in healthcare law, aging of the baby boomer population, and new healthcare models.

Where do healthcare managers work

They work in many healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, medical practices, nursing homes, insurance companies, the military, government, public health departments, and universities. Medical groups such as healthcare management organizations (HMOs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) also employ healthcare managers. Healthcare managers also work independently as consultants or for consulting firms.

What are the salaries for healthcare management professionals

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics The median annual salary for healthcare managers was $84,270 in May 2010. Top earners such as Presidents, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and other top executives of health systems can earn 200,000 to 1 million dollars yearly. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has more details on earnings for healthcare managers.

How can I find healthcare management jobs

Healthcare management jobs have many titles and are employed in many practice areas. First narrow down the practice setting, geography, and type of job you want. Then visit the RxEconsult job board where you can view 1000s of healthcare management jobs. Here are some broad search results for healthcare management job openings across the country. You can refine the search with your own search criteria.

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