101 Careers in Healthcare Management 1st Edition PDF Download
By Leonard Friedman PhD MPH FACHE (Editor), Anthony R. Kovner PhD (Editor)
“[A] digestible yet comprehensive resource describing the many career opportunities in healthcare management…[and] a valuable resource for current undergraduate and graduate students as well as career changers interested in pursing a job in the healthcare management field.”–Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
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 healthcare delivery and payment organizations. 101 Careers in Healthcare Management is the only comprehensive guide to careers in health administration, ranging from entry-level management positions to the most senior executive opportunities. The guide clearly explains the responsibilities and duties of each of these careers and how they differ from other management jobs. It describes the integral role of healthcare administrators in creating and sustaining the systems that allow healthcare clinicians to do their best work.
The book covers educational requirements, opportunities, traditional and nontraditional career pathways, and helps students assess whether they are temperamentally and intellectually suited to a career in healthcare management.Based on the most current data from the U.S. Department of Labor and professional societies in healthcare management, the guide describes careers in 14 different healthcare and related settings. These include long-term care, physician practices, commercial insurance, consulting firms, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, and biotechnology. Additionally, the book offers numerous interviews with health administrators, from those in entry-level positions to CEOs, to more vividly portray potential careers.
• Presents the only comprehensive guide to all major employment opportunities in health administration
• Written in clear, jargon-free text
• Authored by two senior and highly respected leaders in health administration education
• Includes interviews with many different healthcare administrators at various types of organizations
- Paperback:352 pages
- Publisher:Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (November 20, 2012)
In the combined 60-plus years that the two of us have been teaching healthcare management, we have seen numerous changes throughout our careers. Blackboards, chalk, and overhead projectors have morphed into smart classrooms with real-time access to the Internet and electronic submission of student writing expected in almost every class. Strict lecture/discussion classes with the professor as the “sage on the stage” have shifted into case-based classes, service learning, and the professor as the “guide on the side.” Our students who had at one time been primarily White males are now primarily women, with an ever-growing number of ethnic and racial minorities along with international students. Our programs that had once been almost exclusively dedicated to teaching people to manage hospitals now have expanded to include multiple organizations within the health sector, including long-term care, physician practices, commercial insurance, consulting firms, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, and biotechnology. In short, our students, the way in which they are prepared, and the world that they are preparing to enter have changed dramatically. However, there are two factors that have remained constant over the years. The first is the relative invisibility of our programs and our discipline. If you ask prospective students to name possible health-related careers, it is highly unlikely that healthcare executive will come to mind. Students can mention numerous types and variations of clinical professionals but rarely, if ever, will they note the persons responsible for management and administration of public or private healthcare organizations. Besides, the only time students see healthcare administrators in the media is when they are portrayed as being heartless bureaucrats who stand in the way of heroic physicians and nurses trying to save the lives of their patients. There is a second constant, the importance of which supersedes everything else. That is the dedication and devotion of our students who all want to make healthcare better. By and large, our students and graduates will never touch a patient but, in the end, their job is to create and sustain the systems that allow clinicians to do their very best work. Our students know that healthcare management is a relationship-based business that requires them to have exceptional interpersonal skills and a real passion for wanting to create organizations that touch people during some of the most vulnerable times of their lives. Our students and graduates know that they make a real difference, and it has been an honor and a privilege to work with them over the years as they embark on their career journeys. We have had the opportunity to make a difference in several generations of healthcare leaders and we invite all of you to join us on that voyage of discovery.