Why a Career in Health Care Management
What are the benefits of obtaining this degree?
(source: The Association of University Programs in Health Administration)
The benefits are:
- The ability to enhance your career opportunities: In addition to more traditional careers in healthcare management, graduates work in many other areas including: pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, public health agencies, management consulting, banks and other financial institutions, long-term care facilities, professional societies and state and Federal agencies.
- An increase in choice of locations: Graduates of healthcare management programs are able to find numerous employment opportunities in areas ranging from small rural communities to large metropolitan areas and throughout the world.
- Excellent earning potential: Students pursuing healthcare management careers have excellent earning potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers earned an average annual salary of $84,980 in 2007. Senior healthcare executives with more experience and achievements can earn $200,000 or significantly more.
- Career flexibility: The core skill set you develop in a healthcare management program provides a competitive advantage within the healthcare sector. In addition, these skills transfer readily across a variety of industries, providing flexibility for non-health sector positions as well.
- Management and advancement potential: There is an excellent career ladder-and many people also take on roles in different sectors of the field over the course of their careers.