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MSN – Health Systems Management
At a Glance
Health management programs educate students to influence and direct the delivery of quality and cost-effective healthcare. Through academic and practical experiences, the health management program prepares students for management careers in all aspects of healthcare, including care delivery and financing, biotechnology and medical devices, information technology, and consulting.
How to Become a Health Manager
- Complete an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
- Earn a Registered Nurse Certification.
- Enroll and complete a MSN in health management.
- Obtain certification in health management and proper licensure (requirements vary by state).
Health Management Job Description
- Students prepare to become business and administrative leaders in the health services and health technology industries.
- Program requirements can include courses in healthcare policy and law, marketing, organizational behavior, healthcare financing, and human resources.
- Coursework trains students in effective business communications, policies in decision making and procedures to improve community and managed healthcare fields.
- Students gain experience through academic guidance and community service, with the purpose of enhancing the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare.
Health Management Salary and Career Information
- Estimated Salary: $34,884 – $86,705 (determined by place of employment and area of specialty), according to Payscale.com.
- Job Setting: Hospitals, private offices, outpatient centers, emergency and community-based health services, primary care clinics, and schools.