Healthcare management can be defined as a profession that leads and directs the growth, development and operations in organizations that provide healthcare services. Healthcare industry in India is witnessing unstoppable growth in terms of its service, care and revenue. In order to accommodate these continual changes, the industry requires talented manpower in many units such as hospitals, nursing centers and clinics, consulting firms, health insurance organizations, public health departments, rehabilitation centers, educational and research institutions. These organizations offer job opportunities from a fresher to senior positions in various specialized areas such as finance and marketing, public relations, HR, information technology, administration, patient care services and logistics, to name a few.
Healthcare management is quite a complex field and requires managers that are exceptionally conceptual and technical in order to ensure a high level organizational performance. Healthcare managers are responsible for making important decisions pertaining to recruitment of manpower, acquisition of technology and budgeting. While taking such decisions, the managers consider two domains of administration- external domain that includes community demographics, licensure, accreditation, regulations, stakeholder demands, competitors, managed care organizations and insurers; internal domain that includes staffing, budgeting, quality services, patient satisfaction, physician relations, financial performance, technology acquisition and new service development.
The minimum required education qualification to pursue a career in healthcare management is usually a graduation in any life science related field. If you intend to work in any departments such as finance or IT then degrees in finance or Information Technology would be required.
Having a diploma in healthcare and hospital management or a Masters degree in this field is highly recommended for a successful career.
The salary packages in India range between 4.5 lakh to 12 lakh per annum and with experience may reach upto 25 lakh per annum.
James Lind Institute is one of the leading global education institutes that provide online training and education programs in healthcare management. Currently available online professional training programs in healthcare management are:
James Lind students are employed in some of the leading global organizations such as Novartis, Cognizant, Biocon, Pfizer, Accenture, GlaxoSmithKline, GE healthcare, TCS, Dr. Reddy’s, iGate Patni, Ranbaxy, Quintiles, Thomson Reuters, Global Hospitals, TTK healthcare, Wockhardt etc to name a few.
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