As the health care field rapidly changes, it’s an exciting time for a career in health care management. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care jobs and industries are expected to have the fasted growth and add the most jobs between now and 2024.
Change is being seen in how care is delivered and who is providing those services, and how that care is financed. The increased need for qualified health care managers comes as a result of the recent Affordable Care Act and the large population of aging adults.
So what exactly can you do with a health care management degree?
Your first job might be an entry- to mid-level management position in a specialized area, such as:
- Government relations
- Human resources
- Information systems
- Marketing and public affairs
- Material management (purchasing of equipment and supplies)
- Medical staff relations
- Nursing administration
- Patient care services
- Planning and development