Historically, employers have had to foot the bill for healthcare. Workers rarely understand how much this costs employers, but the marketplace is changing–fast. An industry previously reliant on employers absorbing the costs of employee health coverage is becoming a thing of the past, as employers seek to battle rising healthcare costs. One way employers are trying to control costs is through voluntary, incentive-based wellness programs. But a growing number demand that employees participate in programs or pay up.
Regardless of the approach, getting a wellness program in place can be successfully accomplished–especially with a professional knowledgeable in health and wellness management leading the effort. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 21-percent growth rate in this profession over the next decade. The University of Wisconsin’s online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management program was created to meet this growing demand. [Read more…] about Career Opportunities in Health and Wellness Management Grow as More Employers Demand Worker Participation in Worksite Wellness