Reasons why students choose the Health Services Management Program at East Carolina University:
The Health Services Management Program holds full certification status with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Employment opportunities are excellent. Overall, the demand for mid-level managers exists and is likely to continue into the foreseeable future. The percentage of growth of jobs in the United States is 17%, which is faster than other occupational growth. Also, the 2015 median pay read $94,500 (Bureau of Labor). The percentage of growth of jobs in North Carolina is slightly less as it reads 13% from 2010 and 2020 (about 300 new jobs annually). The average salary in North Carolina is also slightly less than the U.S. average. It reads $88,700 (O*Net), but starting salaries for newly graduated health services management majors will be less.
Employment information from North Carolina from O*Net. See onetcenter.org/overview.html.
Employment information for the United States from Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook. See bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
For more information about careers in health services management, see the American College of Healthcare Executives information about career ache.org/carsvcs/ycareer.cfm.