According to U.S. government projections, employment in the health services industry is projected to increase 27 percent through 2014, adding about 3.6 million new jobs over the 2004-2014 period. While many of those opportunities will be for medical practitioners such as doctors and nurses, demand is also expected to increase for those who manage health care, such as hospital administrators. The expanding and increasingly complex health care system in the United States requires skilled, capable workers to develop and maintain the administrative framework within which doctors work. Health Care Management gives readers the information they need to understand the current health care system and how they can launch a successful career as part of it. Featuring key information that everyone in health care management should know, along with case studies of common industry problems and their resolution, ethical dilemmas, and tips for effective communications and networking, this useful new guide is essential for anyone interested in launching a career in this industry.