Career Outlook for Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare is a rapidly growing field with career opportunities for individuals interested in moving from the clinical side to management, or for those with the business knowledge about how the healthcare system works. Individuals are needed to be innovative and receptive to technological disruptions and changing healthcare policies that affect their ecosystem.
Whether you are a student looking to gain an understanding of how healthcare systems are managed or a professional considering career advancement, a degree in healthcare administration can help you enter or move your healthcare career forward. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the median salary for Medical and Health Service Managers is $92,810 per year and employment is expected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average.1
The two primary avenues for a career in the healthcare domain are administration and health information systems management.
Doctors, specialists and nurses provide the core functions of a healthcare facility. For doctors to perform to their full potential in their area of expertise, and for patients to receive the best care, healthcare facilities need administrators who can run the business side of things. Healthcare leaders with knowledge and experience of strategic planning, finance, operations and healthcare regulations are essential for the smooth operations, sustenance and growth of the healthcare industry.
Career opportunities in Healthcare Administration include:
- CEO/Hospital Administrator
- Vice President/Department Chair
- Practice Manager
- Health Information Manager
- Healthcare Consultant
- Regulatory Affairs Specialist/Manager/Director
- Medical Device/ Pharmaceutical Rep
- Clinical Research Administrator
- Clinical Director
- Electronic Health Records Manager
- Health Information Security Manager
- Informatics Consultant
If one of these healthcare careers is of interest to you, learn more about the degree offerings that will help you advance in this field.