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Career Opportunities in Health Care Management: Perspectives from the Field

Author(s): Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhD, Professor and Program Coordinator, Stevenson University Online
Jon M. Thompson, PhD, Professor and Director, Health Services Administration Program, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • ISBN-13: 9780763759643
  • ISBN-10:0763759643
  • Paperback    252 pages      © 2010
Price: $133.95 US List
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Career Opportunities in Healthcare Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of career opportunities in a broad range of direct healthcare settings--such as hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, and clinics--and non-direct health care settings, such as associations, managed care and health insurance companies, consulting firms, and medical supplier firms. Filled with first person accounts from health care managers working in the field, these profiles will engage the reader’s imagination, inform them of key issues associated with these important roles, as well as what makes these health care managers happy and eager to go to work in the morning. Beginning with an individualized 'Health Care Management Talent Quotient Quiz' and ending with a guide to finding a job in healthcare management, this hands on student-friendly and teacher-friendly text is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health.


• The experienced authors use an active voice to grab the reader’s attention.
• An individualized Health Care Management Talent Quotient Quiz to assess each student’s baseline aptitude and identify skills gaps that need to be addressed.
• Over forty lively, first person profiles of health care managers working in the field covering everything from educational background and how they first became aware of health care management, through advice to future health care managers.
• Detailed appendices that include: resources for learning more about health care management; sample programs of study; job hunting advice; frequently used terms in advertisements, sample position descriptions, do’s and don’ts of interviewing, and a sample cover letter and resume.

Chapter  1  The Health Care Management Workforce
Chapter  2  Understanding Healthcare Management
Chapter  3  Health Care Management Practice Settings
Chapter  4  Perspectives from the Field: Profiles of Healthcare Managers
Chapter  5  Summary and Conclusions About the Profession

Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhD-Professor and Program Coordinator, Stevenson University Online

Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhD Dr. Buchbinder is a healthcare management educator with over 30 plus years of progressively responsible experience. Dr. Buchbinder’s work spans the entire spectrum of health care--from delivery to research and policy to education and training. In addition to her extensive teaching experience in healthcare management, she has also conducted health care management research, particularly in the areas of health care professionals’ job satisfaction and turnover. She is, is past Chair of the Board of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and presently leads the MS in Healthcare Management Program at Stevenson University.  Her most recent notable scholarly achievements include the publication of two best-selling textbooks, Introduction to Health Care Management 1st and 2nd Eds (with Nancy H. Shanks) and Career Opportunities in Health Care Management: Perspectives from the Field (with Jon M. Thompson) which won the prestigious Bugbee-Falk Book Award from the AUPHA.

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Jon M. Thompson, PhD-Professor and Director, Health Services Administration Program, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Jon M. Thompson, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Health Services Administration Program at James Madison University. Dr. Thompson holds his Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Research from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He has significant experience as a practitioner, having served as a marketing and public relations administrator at a large, hospital-based health system, and as a consultant to various health services organizations.

He is an active researcher, and has published widely and presented at national meetings on diverse administrative subjects including managed care, quality, hospital operational and financial performance, human resources and health care teams, and healthcare marketing. In addition, he has held leadership roles in several national professional health services organizations. He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in healthcare management.

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