"Before I came to Grand Valley, I ran various nonprofits for 10 years. I bring in real-life examples to the classes." - Heather Carpenter, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
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) has been a community relations officer with Lake Michigan Credit Union since April 2014.
Amy Van Prooyen (MHA '12) has been a human resources generalist with Spectrum Health since December 2013.