Healthcare management careers

Why choose healthcare as a career? Why Choose Healthcare Management?

According to Buchbinder and Thompson, 2010, Healthcare Management is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the United States. It is a field with opportunities for advancement and a continual need for Healthcare Managers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 22% growth (faster than average) for 2010 – 2020 for health care managers.  Health Care Management and Administration is an exciting, dynamic and rapidly changing field that needs trained graduates to make a difference in our communities and organizations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services.

What do students learn in CHCP’s healthcare program?

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 2014, healthcare management courses teach students about the health care industry and business, in general, making them more marketable when seeking employment or advancing their education. Healthcare management programs prepare individuals to develop, plan, and manage healthcare operations and services within healthcare facilities and across health care systems. Healthcare management classes also teach students about planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, healthcare resource allocation and policymaking, health law and regulations.

Where can I work with a degree in Healthcare Management?

Most graduates with healthcare management degrees work in offices in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, clinics, and group medical practices. 

What jobs can I get with a degree in Healthcare Management?

  • Clinical Documentation Specialist
  • Outpatient/Physician Coder (After CAHIIM Inpatient Coder will also be available)
  • HIM Analysts
  • Patient Information Coordinators
  • HIM/Medical Records Clerk
  • ROI Clerk


Career Opportunities In Health Care Management: Perspective from the Field, by Buchbinder and Thompson, 2010, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

U.S. Department of Education on the Internet atU.S. Department of Education, (visited July 14, 2014).

Institute of Education Sciences on the Internet at Institute of Education Sciences,(visited July 14, 2014).

The National Center for Education Statistics on the Internet at National Center for Education Statistics, and (visited July 14, 2014).

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at July 14, 2014).