Becoming a healthcare administrator means learning the ins and outs of HR, management, policy-making, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and medical records systems. As the American populace ages, nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, clinics, and research facilities will need expert healthcare administrators to oversee complicated daily operations.
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Typical tasks like optimizing budgets and managing staff may seem like the work of a corporate director, but in behavioral health, the product is something practically invaluable: treatment that empowers people to live their lives in a peaceful and self-sufficient manner.
This is a profession that’s part sexy and part technical. It’s about the human perception of self, but sometimes it’s also about aesthetic enhancements. One minute you could be talking tummy-tucks, and the next you could be outlining treatments that can give a burn victim their smile back.
According to February 2019 poll, over 70 percent of Americans want some form of universal healthcare, but the way such a plan would be enacted remains divisive. The main conflicts center around cost, care, and complexity.
Public health administrators aren’t interested in profit. They’re interested in building a healthier, happier community. And they do it not through sheer idealism, but through a mix of keen organizational skills, well-crafted communication, and clever campaign management.
Taking proactive steps to address individual and institutional shortcomings, gender equity in healthcare leadership can be achieved and can provide economic and social health benefits for everyone in the United States.
As healthcare becomes more tech-oriented and business-driven, medical facilities will need to retain larger numbers of skilled managers to operate at peak efficiency. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for health services managers to increase by 20 percent over a ten-year horizon—a rate of growth that’s nearly triple the national average for all professions.
While the experience of living a long and fulfilling life is worthy of celebration for many, the process of aging comes with its own unique health and economic challenges for older people and their families and friends. So who can people turn to for help in empowering aging people to live healthy and independent lives? Enter the multifaceted professionals in the field of gerontology.
Three schools, in particular, stood out for their accomplished faculty members in nursing administration: the University of Pennsylvania, The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and Emory University.