Health care is the largest industry in the United States, and job growth in this field is projected to exceed 25 percent during the next several years.
The industry faces multiple challenges, including aging Baby Boomers and the attendant rise in acute and chronic illnesses, continued reductions in reimbursement, decreasing financial resources, an expansion of diseases brought to the U.S. through global mobility, a limited labor pool of skilled workers and increasingly sophisticated health-care consumers.
Successful development and execution of new models of care delivery will require employees who have the educational foundation that prepares them to understand and navigate these challenges.
The health-care industry is the nation’s second-largest employer, and the Chicago-area market in particular holds tremendous employment potential for health systems management graduates.
The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing's extensive relationships with health-care providers and organizations facilitate myriad career and internship opportunities for its students.