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 2018) predicted that the healthcare sector would see 18 percent job growth between 2016 and 2026. To put that into perspective, all occupations across the country have a projected seven 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.
Clinical research is the process of using science to better determine powerful and inventive means of detecting, diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and conditions. Clinical trials research nurses help to outline trial criteria, write SOPs, evaluate research methods for efficacy, occasionally assist MDs or nurse practitioners with live procedures related to their studies.
Mental health case managers can be thought of as a safety net that helps to catch people who are in trouble. The purpose of the mental health case manager is to assist clients in connecting to resources that can considerably improve the quality of their lives.
With so many factors to consider when applying to graduate schools, candidates considering an online healthcare MBA may be happy to know that several programs offer the option to waive admissions test requirements for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Due to the increased demand for trained and experienced healthcare informatics professionals, many universities are expanding their online degree program offerings—many of which do not require GRE scores to apply.
While both biotechnology and bioenterprise pursue an improved utilization of our collective biological understanding, biotechnology is the result of the close study of biomolecular processes, with a view toward consumer applications. Bioenterprise, by contrast, is the vehicle by which those consumer applications are brought to market or industry, depending on their most sensible use.