Compare Two Majors Job Career Fields; Health

Topics: Health economics, Medicine, Healthcare Pages: 8 (1806 words) Published: June 12, 2013
Health Service Management

Prepared for
Nicole Gurczak

Prepared by
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02/28/13

Contents

INTRODUCTION3
HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATOR4
Description of Responsibilities4
Employment Industries and Environments4
Credentials5
Compensation5
Advancement Opportunities5
HEALTH SERVICE MANAGER6
Description of Responsibilities6
Employment Industries and Environment6
Credentials6
Compensation7
Advancement Opportunities7
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS8
REFERENCES9

LIST OF FIGURES
GRAPHS
1. Health Service Management percent change in employment……………………………………………….3 2. Average Healthcare Administrators Salaries………………………………………………………………………...5 3. Health Services Managers median annual wages………………………………………………………………….7

Health Service Management Career Opportunities

INTRODUCTION

Health Service Management is a highly demanding career. There are wider opportunities to be working at hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, nursing care facilities, even home health care services, and outpatient care centers. Because of our large baby boomers population, there will be a greater demand for the nursing care facility administrators. Health Service Management is expected to increase 22% from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations, refer to figure 1, (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). Health Services Management

Percent change in employment, projected 2010-20
Medical and Health Services Managers
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22%
Total, All Occupations
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14%
Management Occupations
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7%
 
 
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program Figure 1- Health service management is increasing faster than most occupations

This report has been organized to compare and contrast careers in the field of health which includes Healthcare Administrator and Health Service Management. In a one to one interview, I learned that my client Nicole Gurczak was looking into a job in that specific category with concerns of exactly what these current jobs require; and what is she going to be responsible for at a work place. Nicole is working on her bachelor’s degree and searching for a concentration of interest in the Business/Health fields. She prefers a desk job at a hospital, a wage being at least $60,000 per year, and a great work ethic environment.

Putting this report together for my client, Nicole was a way to explain both jobs in the Health field covering the five main criteria’s which includes a description of responsibilities, employment industries and environments, credentials, compensation, and advancement opportunities. This outline will help Nicole understand the main points and commitment needed for her interest in career. The information is based from hiring online websites such as Monster.com, and an Occupational Outlook Handbook which includes statistics and all-purpose information.

The following report discusses five criteria of becoming a Healthcare Administrator and five criteria of becoming a Health Service Manager. It briefly presents statistics on the high demanding areas with bits of specific information about the Health Service Management careers. The end of the report presents recommendations to Nicole for which one she shares the most interest with and the one that best fits her needs in a professional future career.

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATOR
Healthcare Administrators focus on the healthcare system and hospital functions or operations. These administrators are high in demand, almost 100,000 healthcare administrators are going to be needed by 2016 (5 Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Administrator., 2013). A high demanding job is important when it comes to job search, and it gives you a greater chance of hospitals...

References: 5 Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Administrator. (2013).AllHealthcare.com : making it in
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Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2012). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational
Outlook Handbook
Dickson, C. (2002). Assistant Administrator. Careers in Healthcare Management. Retrieved
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Health Administrator (2013). Home | explorehealthcareers.org. Retrieved February 21,
2013, from http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career/56/
Healthcare Administrator Job. (2013). Job Search: Find a Job from Millions of Job Listings
Online | Monster.com
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