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.
Program cohorts for online healthcare MBA programs include people with no prior professional experience, current healthcare professionals with two to four years of experience, and individuals with substantial experience.
Every phase of evaluation by CAHME—from the setting of standards and criteria to the evaluation of programs—is overlooked by healthcare management practitioners. What’s more, CAHME ensures that an institute’s curriculum is constantly evolving keeping current needs in mind, and even after receiving accreditation, institutions maintain their quality and excellence.
The field of gerontology studies the process of aging from mental, physical, and sociological perspectives. Gerontologists can seek specialized careers in social and biological professions and each specialty has unique licensure and certification requirements.
The services available through palliative care and hospice include tending to the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of the patient, and those in the caregiving role, whether family members, close friends, or other such individuals. Though similar, palliative care and hospice differ in the kinds of patients they serve, and the purpose of the care.
Those who aspire to take on leadership roles in the healthcare sector have their choice between two paths: a master of healthcare administration degree (MHA), or a master of public health degree (MPH).