Dear Prospective Student,
If you are you looking for a career with expanding and invigorating opportunities, you have come to the right place. The employment outlook for Health Services Managers remains bright with an anticipated growth rate of 22 percent. In reality, this may be an underestimate. Why? First, the healthcare industry is the largest industry in the U.S. Second, as demand for medical services continues to increase, we will see growth in all healthcare-related employment sectors: providers, suppliers, insurance organizations and policy organizations.
With respect to providers, keep in mind that Health Services Management is not simply Hospital Administration. One can help manage the delivery of health care services in a variety of settings including physician group practices, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers, home health care firms, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Health Services Management graduates can work for a variety of health care suppliers including consulting organizations, pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment and supply businesses, and biotechnology firms. Following a practicum experience with a local insurance company, the very first graduate of our program began a successful career with a health maintenance organization. One of our more recent graduates is helping to address health-related challenges and policy on a broader scale – as an analyst with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In short, health services management careers comprise an extensive range of employment settings, opportunities and endeavors. Regardless of the path you choose, acquiring the right knowledge and tools is the key to success. With the investment of time and resources required to complete this degree, I believe our graduates are well equipped to achieve that success.
If we can assist you in some way, please let us know.
Mark A. Davis, Ph.D., Director
Health Services Management Program