Frequently Asked Questions
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. By illustration, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2020) predicted that the healthcare sector would see 15 percent job growth between 2019 and 2029. To put that into perspective, all occupations across the country have a projected 4 percent job growth over the same decade.
One way that educational institutions are preparing to meet the swelling demand for highly skilled healthcare professionals in management is increasing distance-learning options. U.S. universities have risen to the challenge. According to the latest report from the Babson Survey Research Group, nearly one-third of all higher education enrollments in the fall of 2016 were online, with one-sixth of enrollments by students who were exclusively enrolled in distance learning courses.
MHA graduates have gone into varied leadership roles in healthcare, including positions such as clinic director, healthcare administrator, hospice plan administrator, hospital director, medical and health information manager, mental health program manager, nursing home manager, occupational therapy director, public health administrator, respiratory therapy director, and wellness manager, among others.
Learn more about healthcare administration programs designed to help meet the growing demand for healthcare administrators and clinical research managers in our FAQ.
Clinical data management is the process of collecting and managing research data to obtain quality information. As the drive to “fast-track” the development of pharmaceutical products continues to accelerate, regulatory entities have responded by requiring quality-assurance standards to be met in collecting the data used in the drug evaluation process. The goal is to gather as much of such data for analysis as possible that adheres to federal, state, and local regulations.
While a faster-than-average job growth rate has created a high demand for educated healthcare administrators, more bachelor’s degree holders are choosing to pursue master’s degrees in healthcare administration (MHA) or healthcare informatics (MSHI) to give themselves a competitive edge in the job marketplace.
In a field as complex as medicine, the chance for error can lie practically anywhere: in a hardware breakdown, in a medication mixup, or in a missed test result. Greater safeguards for patients require systemic solutions, like those found in The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals.
MSN degree programs go beyond the general nursing curriculum and prepare RNs for specialized leadership positions such as clinical nurse leaders and nurse managers. Read on to learn more about nurse administration careers for MSN degree-holders.
Before entering into nursing administration, it is expected that an administrator will have experience as a practicing nurse. As a result, the very first step to becoming a nurse administrator is to decide how one wants to enter into nursing practice. This guide will cover possible journeys to nursing administration when one begins nursing as an ADN-RN, an LPN/LVN, or a BSN-NP.