Human management

DSC to offer bachelor’s degree program in healthcare management in fall 2022

From fall 2022, Daytona State College will add another new concentration, health management, to its stable of bachelor’s degrees.

The new program caters to one of the fastest growing professions, especially in the aging counties of Volusia and Flagler, university officials said.

“That’s a growth rate of 30.1%, which is much faster than average,” said Colin Chesley, associate vice president who oversees the College of Health and Public Services at Daytona State College. “The reasons are the aging of the population, the increase in life expectancy and the expansion of services. ”

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity lists medical and healthcare directors as the 11th fastest growing profession in Volusia County, with 452 job openings expected over the next seven years. With an annual hourly wage of $ 47.29, these jobs pay better than any other occupation in the top 10, which includes restaurant cooks, nurse practitioners, and massage therapists.

Colin Chesley is Associate Vice President responsible for the College of Health and Utilities at Daytona State College.

BAS in health care management is likely to appeal to two types of people, Chesley said. One is made up of clinicians with two-year degrees, people who work with patients in hospital settings, such as ultrasound technicians, radiology technologists, and respiratory therapists, to name a few. a few.

The pandemic has “exponentially” accelerated the number of clinicians seeking management positions other than care.

“There are a lot of clinicians who are dissatisfied for whatever reason… or they are exhausted,” Chesley said. “There is high burnout among clinicians. We hear about it a lot. “

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DSC has graduated over 1,000 people through its two-year allied health programs, and only 4% have returned for a BAS degree.

“With the concentration in Healthcare Management, we think this will appeal to a lot of graduates who want to come back and progress because… many of them (AS programs) do not have a baccalaureate completion option.” , said Chesley.

The other group of students who might opt ​​for the healthcare management program are arts students who want to get directly into healthcare management.

“Maybe they want to go to work in the business office or they want to become a long-term care administrator,” Chesley said. “It will also give them a chance to get this degree.”

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management was the college’s first four-year program, first offered in 2005, and it has proven to be the most popular.

Chris Thomes, director of marketing and communications, said that of the 10,000 four-year degrees awarded by DSC over the past 16 years, about 6,000 of them were in supervision and management.

Max Nagiel, president of the School of Business Administration, said the BAS program was the first of its kind in the Florida College System.

Max Nagiel is a senior professor and president of the Daytona State College School of Business Administration.

“It’s generally a good program, which is designed for the student who works non-traditional. And we’ve seen some growth over the years, ”Nagiel said.

The college’s advisory boards, made up of industry leaders from the Volusia-Flagler region, have suggested that the college provide more specialized training for a variety of administrative careers, including management, hospitality, project management. , human resources and the supply chain.

Robin King, president and CEO of CareerSource Flagler Volusia, said the expected number of healthcare vacancies in Volusia and Flagler counties over the next year will exceed 3,900, the needs being the greatest in hospitals but also in doctors’ offices and nursing establishments.

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And a report from the Florida Chamber Foundation indicated that healthcare was the sector with the greatest potential for job creation in Volusia and Flagler counties.

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