Especially at time when healthcare is making national and international headlines, many may ask, “What exactly is healthcare management?” and “Is it the right career path for me?” To learn more about this exciting degree, LBC | Capital talked to Lea VanBuskirk, an adjunct professor in the college’s relatively new Healthcare Management program, which launched in 2019 and is available as both undergraduate and adult education options.
LBC | Capital: What is healthcare management?
Lea VanBuskirk: 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.
LBC | Capital: What is your background in the field?
LV: My background is nursing, nursing management and hospital supervision.
LBC | Capital: What type of student should consider earning this degree?
LV: A student interested in health care but not in the medical side. Job opportunities such as office management, pharmaceutical sales, research and more.