Pediatric clinical managers are responsible for overseeing the delivery of clinical services for infants, children, and adolescents. For a registered nurse, a career in pediatric clinic management means a shift from providing care directly to patients to managing teams of nurses and working with other healthcare managers to create policies to improve care.
Day in the Life
The “Day in the Life” articles explore the certification and education requirements, daily responsibilities, and work environments of popular careers in healthcare administration.
As the digital age advances and the distinction between public and private information continues to blur, people may wonder how they can keep their digital health information secure. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, a nationwide shift changed the format of health records from paper-based forms to electronic.
The US healthcare industry spends over $30 billion a year on marketing. But getting people to do what’s in their best interest isn’t as easy as it sounds. Welcome to the complex world of healthcare marketing management.
Consumers and corporations need to know that the drugs dispensed by pharmaceutical companies are manufactured safely and efficiently. Pharmaceutical quality directors ensure that quality control protocols are followed within the industry’s manufacturing, testing, and inspection procedures.
Corporate wellness programs are an $8 billion industry in the US and a $40 billion industry globally. That’s despite the fact that less than 10 percent of the global workforce has access to wellness programs. This is big business with major room for growth.
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.
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.
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.