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Few industries are experiencing the growing pains now being felt in the health care industry. A health care reform bill, changes to insurance, advancements in technology, an aging baby boomer population and the government's mandate to enforce all-electronic record-keeping processes by 2014 are creating strong growth in the health care industry, and health care organizations will need strong leadership to guide the way.

If this sounds like the direction you'd like your career to take, you should explore online master's degree programs in health care management.

What to expect from online master's degree programs in health care management

Looking for a career boost? If you're sitting at the bottom of the food chain in your organization, master's degree programs in health and wellness, health sciences, health care management or clinical research administration could be your ticket to the top.

When you earn a health care management degree online, you don't have to quit your job or cut back on your work hours in order to complete your training. Although curriculum can vary within different online master's degree programs in health care management, typically shared coursework for these programs include:

  • Health economics
  • Operations
  • Marketing and finance
  • Health information systems
  • Law and ethics

Careers for graduates of online master's degree programs in health care management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a master's degree is the standard educational requirement for medical and health services managers, general managers and top executives. Health care management and administrative careers can be found in hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, research facilities or public health agencies. Below are a few potential careers for graduates of online master's degree programs in health care management, along with BLS salary figures.

    • Medical and health services managers plan and direct the activities of health care organizations, handling issues ranging from staffing and training to budgets, inventory, purchase and maintenance of equipment and procedures. May 2009, mean salary for medical and health services managers: $90,970.

    • Health educators work to prevent illness and injury in communities by conveying important health information. Master's degree programs in health and wellness or in health sciences are often preferred, or even required, for these careers. May 2009, mean salary for health educators: $49,060.

  • Chief executives lead health care organizations, strengthening partnerships, overseeing finances and/or operations and establishing organizational goals. May 2009, mean salary for chief executives: $167,280.

For more information, visit WorldWideLearn.com's Guide to Majors in Medical & Health Sciences. You can find extensive guidance on master's degree programs in health and wellness, including specializations in health care administration and laboratory sciences. Alternatively, you can browse through the information provided below. If you find a suitable program, simply fill out a form, and a representative from your school of choice will contact you to answer any questions.

The future of health care is already here, and it's time to start planning for your future. Explore master's degree programs in health and wellness on WorldWideLearn.com today.

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