For physician executives, that M.B.A. really pays off

As the worlds of business and medicine become more intertwined, physicians who pursue advanced degrees in business are rewarded financially. Among members of the American College of Physician Executives surveyed by Cejka & Co., a St. Louis-based consulting and search organization, median incomes for doctors with business-oriented master's degrees were higher than those of physicians without them. One exception: Executives with masters of public health degrees had lower incomes than those with no business degree at all!

While Cejka views business degrees as a "tie-breaker" for physicians today who seek CEO or medical director jobs, Cejka suggests that within 10 years these credentials won't be extra — they will be required.


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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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