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Online Health Services Degree Programs

Those interested in making a career in health services administration can start as early as high school by taking relevant courses and volunteering in healthcare environments. Those who pursue a degree in a medical field, by becoming a registered nurse for instance, may be able to transition to health services administration fairly easily. 


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A Comprehensive Guide for Online Healthcare Administration Degree Programs

Healthcare is a burgeoning and complex industry that offers an array of career opportunities in both direct patient care and in administration. Responsible for the leadership and overall management of healthcare systems and hospital networks, healthcare administrators deal with a spectrum of issues, from setting policies to determining services, and from managing personnel to implementing technology solutions. 


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When pursuing a career in health administration, education and experience can make all the difference. While those with bachelor’s degrees may be limited to entry-level jobs, a master’s degree opens doors to greater opportunities. In fact, Forbes named the master’s degree in healthcare administration as one of the top 10 degrees in terms of income and job outlook.


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Healthcare is evolving to meet the number one burden on our medical system: chronic illness. Managing heart disease, diabetes and obesity requires a network of highly-qualified nurses, not the traditional physician-centered model. Demand for nursing professionals is soaring, while the job market is experiencing a massive shortage and at-capacity nursing schools are struggling to keep up.

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As those in the field already know, it’s an exciting time to be a nurse. As aging RNs retire and the American population lives longer, healthier lives, the need for qualified and specialized nurses will only increase. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that RN positions will grow by 16% between 2014 and 2024, while roles for nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives will grow by 31% during the same time period.

Because nurses often work long, unpredictable shifts, universities and colleges throughout the country offer hundreds of fully accredited, online programs that make it possible to balance higher education and work commitments. While the information that follows is aimed specifically at those who already hold active RN licensure, students interested in pursuing a traditional, four-year BSN program can find all the information they need in the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing guide .

Practicing in Rural Areas May Reduce Burnout, AAFP Study Finds

Burdensome EHRs, insurance snafus, ever-changing rules and regulations, less quality time with patients, and a lack of autonomy are just some of the systemic factors( reported to contribute to physician burnout. These factors also help explain why the Academy has devoted so much time and effort in the past few years to reducing burnout and improving well-being among family physicians.  


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