This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in The Health Care Manager, Vol. 32, Issue 1, January/March 2013.


The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the “employment of medical and health services mangers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010-2020.”The BLS notes this is substantially faster than the national average for other occupations. Information from this report finds its way into popular media, news shows, and other information outlets which increases the number of prospective applicants to College and University Healthcare Management programs. In 2007, the authors conducted a survey of chief executive officers (CEO) in United States hospitals that sought to identify educational and demographic information of individuals holding top management positions in US Healthcare institutions. The survey was repeated in 2012, at the 5-year interval, to determine if CEO information had changed.