During the remainder of this decade, the U.S. healthcare industry is expected to undergo a tremendous expansion, with an anticipated growth rate of 16%. That translates to roughly 2.6 million new jobs in the U.S. alone. Globally, the healthcare market will have an estimated value of more than $300 billion by 2027 and exceed $665 billion before the end of the decade. A variety of factors impact the state of the industry, including aging populations; changes in insurance standards, regulations, and laws; increased competition; an evolving pandemic; and emerging medical technologies.

As a result of this rapid expansion, healthcare leaders will be in greater demand than ever before. Industry leaders will seek out individuals with the credentials and corresponding expertise to lead facilities, employees, and initiatives. This presents some promising career opportunities for professionals with the necessary qualifications and drive. It also presents the opportunity to make a much greater impact as a healthcare professional working in a non-medical role.

Healthcare Leadership Salaries and Job Growth

Here we review a pair of examples of management and leadership roles with generous salaries hovering around the six-figure mark and strong growth potential.

Medical or Health Services Managers

  • These professionals manage the multifaceted business end of healthcare organizations to enable medical professionals to deliver the highest quality of care.
  • Median earnings: $101,340 annually
  • Projected growth through 2030: 32%, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Administrative Services and Facilities Managers

  • Vital to healthcare and numerous other industries, these professionals manage administrative employees, ensure the safety and compliance of their organizations, and supply them with all necessary materials and equipment.
  • Median earnings: $99,290 annually
  • Projected growth through 2030: 9%, or steady growth.

How to Build Your Healthcare Leadership Qualifications

The University of Texas Permian Basin is preparing future healthcare leaders to meet the demands of a booming healthcare industry. UTPB’s College of Business offers online bachelor’s degree programs that provide a firm foundation in general education disciplines complemented by essential courses focused on healthcare leadership. These bachelor’s degree programs will prepare you to take on coveted management and related roles in the industry:

Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

As a healthcare manager, the decisions that you’ll make can impact the health of your patients, your community, and your organization. This AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited program will give you the foundation you need to confidently make the right choices for all of those who depend on your leadership in roles including:

  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Business Consultant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Practice Administrator
  • Quality & Improvement Coordinator

Online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Healthcare Leadership (BAAS in Healthcare Leadership)

Meet the needs of your patients, employees, and your organization with leadership-level financial aptitude and quantitative decision-making, budgeting, and resource allocation expertise. This program is ideal for AAS-degree holders in emergency medical services, nursing, radiology, and other healthcare-focused fields and will equip you to thrive in rewarding careers including:

  • Facility Director
  • Health Services Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Practice Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager

Prepare for Your Healthcare Leadership Role Online

No matter which of our online healthcare bachelor’s degree programs you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy the flexibility of an asynchronous, 100% online format. That means you can complete coursework on your own schedule from just about anywhere in the world, without compromising your professional and personal commitments. No campus visits are required. However, you’ll still benefit from the expertise of our renowned faculty, as both programs are led by the same acclaimed educators who teach at our Odessa, Texas campus.

Fill the rapidly expanding need for healthcare leaders with an industry-respected credential from UT Permian Basin.