Medical and health services managers are also referred to as healthcare administrators or healthcare executives. There are numerous subcategories within this profession. Medical and health services managers focus on the business and regulatory aspects of healthcare, including the maintenance and analysis of patient information, managing budgets, overseeing projects, and ensuring that an organization meets applicable legal standards. Work settings could include hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities. For students who are interested in working in a medical environment without an educational background in the hard sciences, healthcare administration could be a viable option
Some medical and health services managers enter the field with a Bachelor’s degree, but a Master’s degree is common in this field. When trying to determine a relevant undergraduate major at Baylor, business and nursing majors are some options to compare. A directory of accredited graduate programs in healthcare administration can be found on the website of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. One particular type of medical and health services manager is a health information manager. More information on career paths in health information management can be found on the American Health Information Management Association’s website.
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