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Specialized Careers in Healthcare

  • Charles H. KachmarikJr
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

To address the question of why you should choose the healthcare sector for your career, let me begin by sharing my own career path. I started my career in public accounting, having an undergraduate degree with an accounting major and a graduate degree in management science. Healthcare was not on my list of careers to pursue, although I had spent my first few years in many different industries, including healthcare. During those early years, I was exposed to manufacturing, wholesale, retail, broadcasting and journalism, and numerous service industries. As I gained an understanding of the business issues involved in each industry, I became more and more fascinated with the complexities surrounding healthcare systems. The business issues were significant, and at that time it was an industry on the verge of a growth trend that would outpace most sectors of the economy. The year was 1969. The Medicare1 and Medicaid2programs, governed by the United States Department of Health and Human...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. KachmarikJr
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  1. 1.Salem Solutions CorporationSalem, New Hampshire, and Paradigm Physician Partners, LLC, Fairfield, ConnecticutUSA

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