With the launch of Lancaster Bible College’s new healthcare management program, we’re sure some of you are asking, “What is healthcare management?” We talked to Lea VanBuskirk, an adjunct professor in the health care administration program, to learn a bit more about this exciting degree.
1. What is healthcare management?
Google says, “Healthcare management is the profession that provides leadership and direction to organizations that deliver personal health services, and to divisions, departments, units, or services within those organizations.” On the entry level, a student with a degree in healthcare management can manage a doctor’s office or clinic, they could work in a hospital or large facility in the administration office doing a variety of things that do not involve direct patient care.
2 .What’s your background in the field?
My background is nursing, nursing management and hospital supervision.
3. What kind of student should consider earning this degree?
A student interested in health care but not in the medical side. Job opportunities such as office management, pharmaceutical sales, research and more. I would not suggest this program for someone who wants to be a nurse or physical therapist. Those students should go to nursing or physical therapy school.