Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations.* The health care industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations.
Hospitals will continue to employ the most medical and health services managers over the 2008–18 decade. However, the number of new jobs created is expected to increase at a slower rate in hospitals than in many other industries because of the growing use of clinics and other outpatient care sites. Despite relatively slow employment growth in hospitals, a large number of new jobs will be created because of the industry's large size.
Employment will grow fast in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will continue to shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management will grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex.
Medical and health services managers also will be employed by healthcare management companies that provide management services to hospitals and other organizations and to specific departments such as emergency, information management systems, managed care contract negotiations, and physician recruiting.
Expand Your Career Options
Viterbo University’s bachelor’s degree program in Health Care Management can help prepare you for a career in a variety of healthcare settings, including:
- Hospitals and clinics
- Nursing homes
- Retirement communities
- Ambulatory care center
- Rehabilitation and long-term care facilities
- Home healthcare
- Physicians’ offices
Reach Your Potential
With a bachelor’s degree from the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University, you will have the tools you need to succeed. Take this crucial step in your career path and prepare yourself for additional study leading to a master’s degree in health administration, public health, or health informatics.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Career Guide to Industries, 2010–2011 Edition.