Health Services Management Careers Overview
Careers in health services management are expected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022—faster than the average for all occupations1. With this specialized degree in Business Administration, you can be a qualified professional in this field who is prepared to handle all aspects of running a medical facility. Apply the business and management skills you learn at DeVry University to a position as an assistant hospital administrator, or a management position in a practitioner's office. Regardless of the path you take, you'll be able to manage complex group practices and integrated health systems, enjoying a successful career in the healthcare technology industry.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from DeVry University with a major in Health Services Management, you'll be equipped to fill a critical niche in the patient care process. In a health services management career you must remain current on continually evolving healthcare systems, technological innovations, complex government regulations, and preventive care initiatives, and be prepared to handle professional responsibilities such as:
- Business affairs and strategies such as billing and collection
- Budget, equipment, and human resource planning
- Organizing patient flow
- Supervising and hiring nonmedical staff
Health services management careers can be found in many healthcare settings, including:
- Medical centers
- Physician's offices
- Clinics and other medical or mental health facilities
- Long-term care facilities
- Managed care facilities
- Nursing and retirement homes
DeVry University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Health Services Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:
- Medical office supervision
- Patient accounting and billing systems
- Managed care coordination
- Medical computer sales
- Management of provider networks
- Facility direction and marketing
For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.
DeVry Career Advantage
DeVry University helps prepare you to advance in your chosen career. In 2013, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment obtained careers in their field within six months of graduation, or were already employed in their field when they graduated.
1 Based on self-reported data from bachelor’s and associate degree graduates. Does not include graduates not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or graduates who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.