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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Lerner April 18, 2017

healthcare management industry job demand

Graphic by Politico reporter Dan Diamond

According to Time Magazine, the healthcare industry is on pace to become the nation’s largest job sector.

And as the healthcare industry grows, medical and health services managers serve as an important leader in making sure facilities, staff, safety, services, technology and more are held to and obtaining the highest standards. Managers plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services, and serve as skilled leaders for hospitals, clinics, insurance providers, pharmaceutical companies and others.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook reports these kinds of Medical and Health Services Managers job growth at 17 percent by 2024, 10 percent faster than the national average for all occupations.

Healthcare career development is similarly booming at the University of Delaware — from the number one physical therapy school in the country to specialized training labs, like UD’s STAR Campus (Science, Technology and Advanced Research), which houses comprehensive clinics and research laboratories. The Lerner College of Business is training the next leaders, administrators and managers of healthcare.

The MBA Major and Concentration in Healthcare Management from the Lerner College offers opportunities for professionals in healthcare to develop their business and leadership skills, sharpened specifically for understanding the extremely nuanced and specialized healthcare field, making those with that highly sought after acumen extremely marketable.

MBA students in healthcare come from various backgrounds, including nursing, biology, insurance and more. Coursework for the Lerner major in healthcare management includes topics such as Patient Experience and Engagement, Leadership and Innovation in Population Health and Policy and Finance for Healthcare Delivery, among others.