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 2019) predicted that the healthcare sector would see 14 percent job growth between 2018 and 2028. To put that into perspective, all occupations across the country have a projected 5 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 Babson Survey Research Group (2018), 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.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics lumps the bioinformatics specialty under the field of computer and information research scientists—a profession that’s projected to grow 16 percent between 2018 and 2028. That may make it sound like bioinformatics is a small niche in a larger area of study, but in reality, bioinformatics touches several different disciplines at once.
In broad terms, statistical significance seeks to disprove a negative, and say an event probably didn’t happen by chance; clinical significance seeks to prove a positive, and say an event did happen in a particular, measured manner.
The overriding task of an urgent care manager is to ensure a facility provides top-quality care while also adhering to the business necessities of profitability. That may seem like a paradox, but it’s not—it’s just difficult. To achieve those results, urgent care managers need specialized education and a strong, multidisciplinary skill set.
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.
There are currently four CAHME-certified programs in this field. Before we examine the options, let’s look at why there’s been an explosion of patient care quality and safety degree programs in the U.S.