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Medical office administration is another healthcare position that doesnít involve patient care. These positions answer phones, coordinate with hospitals and check in/out patients. Moves to office management or medical coding/billing are advancement opportunities. Some people also use this position to further their education.
Healthcare institutions are a large employer of operational positions as well.
Information technology professionals are in strong demand since hospitals utilize state of art databases to store patientís medical and billing records. Database administrators and web programmers are a vital part of a hospitalís daily operations.
Medical billing and administration is another key component of healthcare operations. Medical facilities hire for billing positions, collections and administrative support. Special courses / experience are required in medical terminology and billing to obtain these types of jobs.
A rapidly growing sector of healthcare where all of these positions are required is that of home health. In next six years, Medicare funding of home healthcare is expected to double. Over 7.6 million patients are being treated at home for both long term and short term care. Home healthcare is considered by medical field and health insurers to be most cost effective, humane and compassionate method of care.
The shortage of experienced healthcare workers in United States is creating a boom for people who want to enter this field. There are many career options including positions that involve patient care and those that donít. The current shortage of employees has created excellent starting salaries, generous benefits and signing bonuses.
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Max Stein, Salt Lake City, UT, USA http://www.degreesource.com/articles Max Stein is a freelance writer who writes about business, education and marketing. email@example.com www.degreesource.com