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.
An online MS in health informatics typically comprises 33 to 38 credit-hours and can be completed in two years. While course curricula may differ for individual programs, in general, students can look forward to a deep dive into topics such as information technology, health systems, healthcare management, healthcare data, and privacy and security.
Biotechnology is the study of biology specifically to create new products. Research on cells and organisms have brought about innovative products that improve everyday life, such as new vaccines, disease resistant crops, and efficient biofuels. Health sciences, by contrast, is the study of science as it relates to the human and animal health.
An aesthetic and plastic surgery center manager is the person who coordinates all of the administrative, day-to-day needs of a plastic surgery center, office, or practice. They inform practice partners, employees, and investors on how the clinic is keeping up with changes in the fields of plastic surgery and physical aesthetics.
Health insurance underwriters help determine if those who have applied for a health insurance plan qualify for it. They review specific information such as the patient’s personal or family history with health issues and pre-existing conditions. They help to quantify the risk to the insurance provider of taking on a particular patient, in addition to attempting to find ways to reduce future insurance claims from particular claimants.
Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that has been gaining considerable momentum as the scientific community’s understanding of the world deepens. Because biotechnology has so many applications in so many industries, professionals are able to choose to work for a variety of organizations, including private companies, government agencies, clinical laboratories, and even regulatory bodies.