Five Grand Valley students placed first in The Project 2012, a Project Management Institute collegiate competition involving six Michigan colleges and universities.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the 2012 median pay for medical and health services managers was $88,580 per year. The BLS projects that employment of medical and health services managers will grow 23% (73,300 jobs) from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than most occupations. “As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. This demand will in turn result in an increase in the number of physicians, patients, and procedures, as well as in the number of facilities. Managers will be needed to organize and manage medical information and staffs in the healthcare industry. There will likely be increased demand for nursing care facility administrators as baby boomers age. Employment is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management is expected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex.”
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Mark Breon (MHA '10) is an Advisor for Strategic Ventures & Partnerships at Spectrum Health.
Barbara Goodspeed (MHA '14) is the manager of Quality Improvement at Spectrum Health.