Contributed by April Schmidt, Health Care Management Program Chair, Globe University – Appleton
Do you think, “I would love to be in a career where I can make a difference in the medical community but I don’t want to be a doctor or nurse?” The time and financial investment of becoming a doctor can be overwhelming. There are other positions within the health care industry in which you can make a difference.
Have you considered a degree Health Care Management? Let me say, it is an exciting time to consider a degree in Health Care Management! This is an area of growing opportunity whether you are just starting your career or looking to make a change.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Projections for 2010-2020:
“The healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to create about 28 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy. This industry is expected to grow by 33 percent, or 5.7 million new jobs.”
According to Health Management Careers, “there are more than 100,000 different openings for health care executives at different organizational levels, starting from entry-level careers to top positions. Some specialized departments in need of health care managers include finance, human resources, government affairs, information systems, materials management, public affairs and medical staff relations.”
By pursuing your Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Globe University, you will be prepared to apply for positions that will allow you to begin making a difference in health care. To learn more about what a Health Care Manager might do come back to read about it in my February post.
April Schmidt has over 10 years combined experience in direct practice and administration in a variety of healthcare settings. She has worked in hospice/palliative care/homecare, insurance and skilled nursing facilities.