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Health Care Management
The health care management industry parallels that of the overall health care industry. The health care industry consists of the following segments, all of which employ managers: hospitals; nursing and personal care facilities; physicians’ offices and clinics, dentists, and other health care practitioners; home health care services (including hospices); outpatient care centers; and medical and dental laboratories. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the following segments were the largest employers of health care managers in 2010: hospitals (state, local, and private), 39 percent; physicians’ offices, 9 percent; nursing care facilities, 7 percent; home health care services, 6 percent; and outpatient care centers, 5 percent.