The year 2014 is proving to be a monumental one as it relates to the healthcare and finance professions.  There are several major reasons as to why companies are literally clawing and scratching to find qualified, educated professionals to fill their many new full time positions.  There are also sever major reasons why you should consider one of these professions.

Not only is the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) a major factor for this hiring boost, but it is also being bolstered by the eventual adoption of of the 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management, and clinical purposes maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Also changing are Medicare and Medicaid.  These drastic changes will require many new employees to help usher these businesses and organizations into the 21st century.

With all of the new financial and medical transactions taking place due to the changes I mentioned above… you know as well as I do that there will be a certain segment of the population that will want to commit some sort of fraud during these transactions.  Whether it’s a clerical worker adding a few hundred dollars onto the bill for a simple doctor visit and pocketing the difference, or an executive getting kickbacks for handing out sweetheart medical supply contracts to golfing buddies… the bottom line is we need educated professionals out on the front lines beating these fraudsters and we need them fast.

It does not matter that penalties and reporting requirements for the employer mandate component of the ACA have been delayed until 2015.  Businesses are using this additional time to make decisions about the ACA provisions and get their compliance efforts under control now.  These companies, big and small, will need analysts, compliance officers, forensic accountants, and many other financial specialists to complete these tasks and make sense of all of this new data.  That’s where you come in.

The Executive Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting is a 2-year online degree program tailored to the needs of busy professionals.  The forensic program is offered by the School of Accounting Executive Programs (SOAEP), a department in FAU’s AACSB-accredited and nationally recognized College of Business.  By the end of the 2-year program, students have a solid knowledge of fraud investigation and prevention, dispute resolution, litigation support, valuation, expert testimony, money-laundering investigation and other types of criminal investigations.

Listen to an SOAEP alumnus tell you a little about the specialized training she received while in the program:

To find out how you can join the fight against fraud of all types, give us a call at: 1-888-692-7184 or visit us at: http://Accounting.FAU.Edu.

Some information gathered from the Robert Half 2014 Financial Salary Guide.