DegreeTree Offers Healthcare Management Resource DegreeTree data finds more educated students are transitioning to healthcare management careers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Affordable Care Act is initiating changes to healthcare, putting healthcare managers in the front seat of healthcare reform.  DegreeTree.com, an online resource for connecting students with degree programs and schools, has launched a healthcare resource page which provides healthcare trend information, including upcoming changes from the Affordable Care Act, as well as healthcare cost issues, privacy and security issues, and the use of social media in healthcare. This information has been graphically represented in a healthcare infographic.

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"These are all trends that healthcare managers and students studying healthcare should be watching," says Teri Didjurgis, General Manager of DegreeTree.

"As jobs in other areas decrease, it's pretty common for people to look at such a growing field like healthcare and ask how they can position themselves for a better career," Didjurgis continues. "Many go back to school and get an MBA with a specialty in healthcare management. This really prepares students who may already have business or management experience to make the transition into healthcare."

According to data from DegreeTree, students seeking a healthcare program have more education than those seeking non-healthcare programs.  In fact 67% of the potential students seeking healthcare degrees online at DegreeTree.com  have at least some college, compared to only 45% for students seeking non-healthcare degrees.

And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health service manager jobs are projected to grow by as much as 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, creating an additional 68,000 healthcare jobs, a growth rate that is well above average. The DegreeTree website connects potential students interested in healthcare, healthcare management, and other careers with schools and degree programs that meet their needs.

About DegreeTree

DegreeTree, a subsidiary of Tree.com, is the trusted online portal for connecting prospective students with accredited online degree programs and institutions. Through its comprehensive information center, DegreeTree.com provides online tools and resources to help students make the right choice for advancing their education.

About LendingTree, LLC
LendingTree, LLC is the nation's leading online lender exchange and personal finance resource, helping consumers take charge of all their financial decisions, from budgeting to money management to mortgages to credit cards and more. LendingTree provides a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools to aid consumers in their financial decisions. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 30 million loan requests and $214 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to lenders offering mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, join our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

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Megan Greuling
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