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Career Opportunities with a Major in Health Care Management

Health Care Managers direct, plan and coordinate medicine and health services. They work at all levels of administration - executive, internal management and specialized staff. Health managers are employed in a variety of facilities and organizations: wellness programs, industrial health programs, the insurance industry, hospitals, physician practices, and governmental agencies at local, state and national levels.

Skills Related to Health Care Management

  • Ability to inspire productivity and exact loyalty from others

  • Ability to recruit, hire and evaluate performance.

  • Aptitude for leadership

  • Consult with medical, business and community groups.

  • Control fiscal operations such as planning budgets, authorizing expenditures and coordinating financial reporting.

  • Inspect facilities for emergency readiness and compliance with safety regulations.

  • Knowledge and development of health care services policies and trends

  • Proficiency in organizing, planning, coordinating and directing activities

  • Ability to read and write articulately and analytically

  • Ability to work well under pressure

Potential Careers Related to Health Care Management

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Health Care Management major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Health Care Management majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services Director of Volunteer Services Director, Outpatient Services
Emergency Medical Services Coordinator Fitness Program Coordinator Health Advocate
Health Consultant Health Economist Health Information Specialist
Health Services Administrator Hospital Personnel Director Medical Records Administrator
Nutritionist Occupational Safety and Health Inspector Public Health Director
Public Health Educator Public Health Statistician Recreational Therapist
Social Welfare Administrator Sports Coach Substance Abuse Education Coordinator

Employers in Healthcare Management

  • Alcoholism Information/Treatment Centers

  • Blood Banks

  • Clinics

  • Consulting Firms

  • Crisis Intervention Services

  • Drug Abuse and Addiction Centers

  • Health Maintenance Organizations

  • Health Science Centers

  • Home Health Care Agencies

  • Hospital Consulting Agencies

  • Hospitals

  • Industrial Health Programs

  • Insurance Industry

  • Laboratories

  • Local/State/Federal Agencies

  • Medical Manufacturers

  • Medical Offices

  • Mental Health Services

  • Nursing Homes

  • Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Rehabilitative Services

  • Social Service Agencies

  • Wellness Programs

Professional Organizations in This Field

Websites Related to Healthcare Management


The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.

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