Outcomes & Careers
Employment for careers in healthcare management is projected to grow faster than average, at about 16% by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increasing demand for entry-level healthcare managers will be fueled by two social and demographic forces:
- The substantial increase in the nation’s elderly population
- The constant change and experimentation in the nation’s healthcare payment system
Although today most healthcare managers are employed in hospitals, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that these trends suggest that the fastest growth will be in home healthcare agencies, long-term care facilities, practitioners’ offices and clinics.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (HSM) or Health Services Management Information Systems (HSMIS) work as managers in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including:
- Long-term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Insurance Companies
- Health Maintenance Organizations
- Ambulatory Care Centers
- Social Serice Agencies
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Public Health Agencies
Graduates of the Health Services Management program organize, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare services. Graduates of the Health Services Management Information Systems focus on technology and information systems, such as database and network management, at healthcare facilities.
All health services managers deal with finances, budgets, personnel, computer systems, legal issues, organizational behavior, including politics and conflict and program planning and evaluation.