Why study Healthcare Management
Those who are determined to learn and apply their clinical and business skills to improve the life of others should find this area rewarding.
Healthcare managers, administrators, and executives play an essential role in creating and implementing policies designed to create a more efficient and effective healthcare system with better outcomes. Managers typically work long, but regular hours, have respected roles, and can earn a rewarding salary. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the medium income for medical managers in 2021 was $101,340. At Austin Peay State University students preparing to become healthcare managers will have the opportunity to achieve managerial competencies in areas like accounting, management, disparities, ethics, marketing, finance, law, economics, strategic planning, quality improvement, and human resources. The demand for healthcare managers is rising. Help meet that demand and make a meaningful difference in someone’s life. A frequently asked question is ‘What do managers do?’ Managers plan, lead, and coordinate health and human services organizations in a growing and continuously changing environment. They typically oversee departments, clinics, hospitals, or networks where no day is the same. Managers can do their important work in a wide range of public and private organizations such as pharmaceuticals, community health departments, nursing homes, laboratories, insurance companies, and not- for-profit organizations. Managers supervise and support a variety of employees, like nurses and physicians, creating an environment where these dedicated professionals can do their best work.
Courses are offered online and face-to-face in class. Courses reflect the need for students to balance clinical and business aspects of managing health and human services organizations. The program allows for some internship opportunities, experiential learning, and sufficient electives to pursue a minor in other areas of interest.
What will I learn
- Students will have the opportunity to achieve healthcare managerial competencies in areas such as accounting, management, marketing, finance, law, economics, strategic planning, disparities, ethics, quality improvement, and human resources.