Potential Careers in Health Sector Management
The healthcare segment is witnessing rapid growth; as a result, the demand for healthcare professionals is on the rise as well. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that healthcare occupations will grow 14 percent through 2028, adding close to 1.9 million new jobs. This is considerably faster growth than average for other occupations in the U.S.
- Hospital Chief Executive Officer
- Health Care Association Director
- Product Managers in the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Health Services Manager
- Hospital Administrator
- Quality Improvement Manager
- Healthcare Consultant
- Hospital Operations Manager
Health Sector Management Curriculum
To the right are a few sample courses from the Health Sector Management concentration. Please download a brochure for a complete curriculum listing:
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Innovation: The Future of Healthcare
Your faculty members care about your intellectual and professional journey. Working in every facet of business, they know the qualities that employers look for. They are committed to helping you develop the marketable skills and networks you need to embark on or advance in your career."
—William J. O'Neill, Jr.
Dean, Sawyer Business School
Health Systems I: The U.S. Healthcare System
Introduces students to a wide range of current innovations as well as innovations that are expected in the future. The course builds students' skills to anticipate, adopt and manage innovation in healthcare. It covers innovation in the organization and delivery of healthcare services as well as in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and healthcare information technology. In particular, the course explores how innovation happens -- i.e., how players across the healthcare industry create, identify, pursue, and support or impede opportunities for innovation.
Community and Public Health
This course explores the origins, components, organization, and operation of the U.S. health system. It prepares students for subsequent healthcare administration courses that delve more deeply into key aspects of the health system. opics include major current health and health system issues; the history and trends underlying those issues; and the organizations, professions, laws and policies, patients and consumers, payers and other aspects of the health system. Learning activities focus on the relationships among the many parts of the health system.
This course revisits the health system as a diverse set of public and private entities working together to build and sustain health at the community and population levels. It prepares students to be boundary-spanners within that system and to plan and manage services that optimize community and population health. The traditional ""caring and curing"" mission of healthcare delivery organizations is expanding toward prevention.