Careers in health administration continue to grow despite an overall downturn in the economy. This is a field that offers tremendous job opportunities across the spectrum of health care delivery and payment organizations. 101 Careers in Health Care Management is the only comprehensive guide to careers in health administration ranging from entry level management positions up to the most senior executive opportunities.
The guide provides prospective students with a clear picture of the integral role played by health care administrators in creating and sustaining the systems that allow clinicians to do their best work. It explains exactly what health care managers do and how these careers differ from other management jobs. The book covers educational requirements and opportunities, traditional and non-traditional career pathways, and helps students to assess whether they are temperamentally and intellectually suited to a career in health care management. Based on the most current data from the US Department of Labor and professional societies in health care management, the guide describes 101 careers in 14 different health care and related settings along with the responsibilities and duties of each. Additionally, the book includes numerous interviews with health administrators from entry level positions to CEOs to create more vivid portraits of potential careers.