Health care management is one of the most exciting and enriching field of study that is changing and evolving at a very fast pace. The administrators direct and coordinate medical services for entire medical facilities or specialize in managing a specific clinical area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of available positions in this industry, in the coming years is projected to expand by 23 percent and one can earn an average annual salary of more than $100,000. Nationally, the healthcare industry continues to be among the most in-demand of all professions. As the median age of the population climbs and baby boomers remain active into their retirement years, healthcare services are expected to expand in response to those demographic shifts. “Among the fastest-growing disciplines, according to federal statistics, is healthcare administration”, said Dr. Avramchuk.
“We now need more managers who can effectively lead in the digital age and create a culture of administrative frugality, grassroots innovation and regulatory compliance at work,” said Dr. Andre Avramchuk, CSULA assistant professor of Management and Director of Healthcare Management programs. “Employers favor prudent leaders who capitalize on recent changes. Avramchuk said his proactive department is dedicated to helping health care managers succeed and prosper in this challenging field of interest.
“We do that in the context of a highly accredited business program taught by experienced health care and management professionals, which is distinct from other more clinically oriented programs,” said Avramchuk, who earned his Ph.D. in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University.
Healthcare managers need to possess some key qualities like courage to stand up to the status quo, find the resourcefulness to team up with the right specialists and find new solutions to old problems, most importantly generate compassion to stay focused on the core of care.