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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
2018 MEMBERS and FELLOWS PROFILE


The American College of Healthcare Executives' membership totaled 47,603 as of January 1, 2018. The following statistics represent the 37,890 in Member and Fellow statuses. Students account for 5,057 and other special member statuses account for the balance. Totals vary for several reasons: 1) information was not provided in application forms, (2) information was not returned in a special member survey, or (3) categories are not pertinent, e.g., some members are between jobs.


  Members and Fellows (numbers) Members and Fellows (percent)

AGE

< 30 2,309 6.3
30-39 7,880 21.6
40-49 10,174 27.9
50-59 10,186 27.9
60+ 5,902 16.2
Total: 36,451 100.0
Median: 48.1

GENDER

   
Female 16,560 43.8
Male 21,244 56.2
Total 37,804 100.0

RACE/ETHNICITY

   
White, not Hispanic 26,218 78.1
Black 3,037 9.1
Hispanic 1,647 4.9
Asian, Pacific 2,317 6.9
American Indian/Alaskan 224 0.7
More than 1 minority selected 125 0.4
Total: 33,568 100.0

EDUCATION

   
Doctorate or Two Masters 9,528 25.2
One Masters 23,026 60.9
Bachelors or less 5,241 13.9
Total: 37,795 100.0

FIELD OF HIGHEST GRADUATE DEGREE*

   
Hosp./Hlth Srv Admin 16,277 51.5
Business 7,137 22.6
Public Health/Public Admin 723 2.3
Clinical/Allied Hlth/Admin 5,012 15.9
Other 2,430 7.7
Total: 31,579 100.0

* Because of changes in our online collection of degree information after May 2017, these data may understate the proportion of Health Administration graduate degrees by several percentage points.

   

CIVILIAN STATUS

   
Civilian 34,861 92.0
Veterans' Affairs 1,049 2.8
Uniformed Services 1,980 5.2
Total: 37,890 100.0

COLLEGE STATUS

   
Member 28,713 75.8
Fellow 9,177 24.2
Total: 37,890 100.0

ORGANIZATION

   
Freestanding hospital 9,684 26.4
Non-federal system hospital 6,722 18.3
Federal system hospital 1,961 5.3
Corporate headquarters 3,978 10.8
Ambulatory care 2,147 5.8
Managed care 676 1.8
Post-acute care 578 1.6
Public health agency 739 2.0
Consulting firm 3,063 8.3
Association 456 1.2
Education/research institute 1,432 3.9
Military-non hospital 704 1.9
Industry 2,500 6.8
Other 2,107 5.7
Total: 36,747 100.0

POSITION

   
CEO 5,158 14.0
COO 2,166 5.9
CFO 625 1.7
CIO 200 0.5
CMO 552 1.5
CNO 859 2.3
Sr. Vice President 1,051 2.8
Vice President 3,987 10.8
Dept. Head 9,409 25.5
Manager 4,247 11.5
Staff 2,096 5.7
Consultant 2,529 6.8
Not Employed 529 1.4
Retired 85 0.2
Other 3,455 9.4
Total: 37,948 100.0

POSITION TENURE

   
< 1 Yr 2,787 8.4
1-2 Yrs 4,852 14.5
2-3 Yrs 4,984 14.9
3-4 Yrs 3,606 10.8
4-5 Yrs 2,990 9.0
5-7 Yrs 3,640 10.9
7-9 Yrs 2,439 7.3
9+ Yrs 8,099 24.3
Total: 33,397 100.0

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

   
General Management 16,188 46.5
Financial Management 2,462 7.1
Nursing Services 2,120 6.1
Human Resources Mgt. 624 1.8
Clinical Support Services 1,392 4.0
Ancillary Services 554 1.6
Medical Staff Relations 720 2.1
Information Systems 1,165 3.4
Quality Assurance/UR/Ethics 1,496 4.3
Legal/Risk Management 447 1.3
Marketing/Planning 1,527 4.4
Medical Care Program 1,142 3.3
Ambulatory Care 1,073 3.1
Managed Care 813 2.3
Post-Acute Care 241 0.7
Home Health 137 0.4
Mental Health/Substance Abuse 284 0.8
Fund Devt/Comm. 110 0.3
Educational Administration 533 1.5
Teaching/Research 469 1.4
Governance 392 1.1
Policy/Advocacy/Gov. Affairs 565 1.6
Other 360 1.0
Total: 34,814 100.0

OTHER SPECIALIZED CREDENTIALS

   
Medicine 3,175  
Nursing 5,463  
Law 574  
Nursing Home Administration 803  
Accounting 726  

FULL-TIME HEALTH ADMIN FACULTY

   
Total: 573