Healthcare Management: A Burgeoning IndustryWritten by Alexa K. Apallas
In an uncertain economic climate, job security is a valuable commodity. But many careers that previously seemed recession-proof have been downsized, outsourced or shipped off to foreign countries. The trick is to find an industry in which demand for services will be continual. One such area is healthcare. No matter which way economic indicators are pointing, people will continue to need medical care. And as Baby Boomers get older, they’ll need more and more health services, whether they seek care in hospitals, assisted living facilities, or at home. The demand for doctors and nurses will stay strong—as will demand for type of take-charge individuals who have business skills and healthcare experience to run these facilities or programs. This career path is generally known as health services management, and according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for personnel is on rise. According to bureau’s 2003/2004 Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2012, as health services industry continues to expand and diversify. Opportunities will be especially good in offices of physicians and other health practitioners, home healthcare services and outpatient centers. Applicants with work experience in healthcare field and strong business and management skills should have best opportunities.” Earning potential is solid, as well. The median salary for health services managers was $61,370 in 2002, with highest 10 percent in field earning more than $109,000, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Career opportunities are good for job seekers who have either a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in health services. Those with Bachelor’s degrees tend to start out in entry-level assistant positions, while those with Master’s degrees may find work as department managers, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The key is to find a program that provides necessary training. At American InterContinental University (AIU) Online, students can earn either a Bachelor’s or an MBA in healthcare management, and they can do it all online. Distance learning holds several advantages over traditional on-campus learning. According to Dr. Judy Stein, a professor in AIU Online’s healthcare management program, online learning provides “nontraditional” students—those with different learning styles, those with obligations that might prevent them from taking part in an on-campus degree program, or those who don’t live near a brick-and-mortar university—with a way to advance their education and their careers. Dr. Lyn Hoffman, AIU Online’s dean of academic affairs, agrees. “Online education is so important to reach people who wouldn’t otherwise have opportunity,” she says. Online learning also provides students with a flexibility they might not otherwise receive. Stein tells story of one student who is stationed on a ship with Navy. He was going to be without Internet access, so Stein worked with him so that he could remain on track with his coursework.
Stop School Bullying - Do Bully Maintenance!Written by Paula McCoach
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Are you sick and tired of your child dealing with bullying at school?
Well, once your child has slowed bullying down, you and your child will have to continue to do bullying maintenance from time to time.
What do I mean by that?
Many bullies will stop when your school has followed 11 SIMPLE STEPS FOR ZAPPING BULLIES. But, there is almost a guarantee that after some time has passed, they will begin bullying again.
In my experience as a school counselor, bullying is not as intense second time. Bullies are not cured overnight. They try over and over to tease and harass your child.
So, what do you do now?
You do "bullying maintenance"!
What is that?
You need to repeat some of steps you took to get bullying to stop -
Ask school counselor to speak to bully again. The counselor strongly reminds bully of harsh consequences of bullying. The bully's parent can be called...possibly for second or third time. An administrator can take disciplinary action.