Intro to Healthcare Management

HCMG 200 CRN 10316 [Fall 2013]

Quick Facts: Medical and Health Services Managers

2010 Median Pay $84,270 per year $40.52 per hour

Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation None

On-the-job Training None

Number of Jobs, 2010 303,000

Job Outlook, 2010-20 22% (Faster than average)

Employment Change, 2010-20 68,000

Medical and health services managers often work closely with medical staff to plan, direct, and coordinate the delivery of healthcare.

Wednesdays 6-8:40 pm Hamrick Hall 116

This course is an introduction to the healthcare delivery system in the United States with some comparisons to systems in other countries. Health systems at the federal, state, and local level are discussed as well as differences between the private and public sectors. Potential careers in healthcare management are explained.

Our Instructor Dr E Denise Smith

Career options in a never ending industry

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this program just about hospitals?

A: No, Hospitals are just one area of Healthcare Management. It includes physician offices, home health agencies, assisted living and elder care, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, insurance, Information Technology, mental health, and others.

Q: What kinds of careers are there in healthcare besides nurses and doctors?

A: Healthcare management involves the non-clinical support and administration careers, such as CEO, CFO, Information Services, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Health Information Management, Quality, Human Resources, and others.

Q: Are there jobs in healthcare management?

A: Absolutely. As the statistics above show, healthcare management jobs are expected to grow 22% just in the next seven years. As with any career, relocation may be required to go where the jobs are.

Q: What kind of job can I get with just a Bachelor's degree in healthcare management?

A: In smaller facilities, manager and supervisor jobs are open to candidates with BS degrees. Elder care has opportunities for administrators with BS degrees, after completing the Nursing Home Administrators certification.

Q: Will I need experience to get a job in healthcare? For many jobs in healthcare, especially in management, some experience is expected. That is why we require an internship to give students the experience needed to better understand and gain experience. We help students identify and get internships during or after their junior year. Feedback from previous interns help us know this is a valuable opportunity to put their training into practice.