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Market Analysis - Medical Sociology 2018

Medical Sociology Research Scope - Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, & Forecast 2017 - 2022

Market Scenario

Regional Analysis of Medical Sociology Research:

As globalization brings about an increasingly interconnected world, the work of medical sociologists—and our understanding of how cultures and societies are organized and influenced by issues of health and health care—has become increasingly important.

Globally North America is the largest research region for Medical Sociology.  The focus of medical sociologists is the improvement of the healthcare experience, and they work in clinics and social service organizations, or as intervention specialists or patient advocates. The United States has the biggest healthcare industry in the world, spending approximately $3 trillion a year. Healthcare will comprise close to 18% US GDP by 2018. Around 27% of the healthcare funds spend by the federal government. Medicaid is the federal government’s health care program for low-income and disabled persons (including children), as well as certain groups of seniors in nursing homes. The health care market in the U.S. in 2015 included the major categories of hospital care ($1,031.1 billion), physician and clinical services ($640.3 billion), dental services ($119.1 billion) and prescription drugs ($328.4 billion), along with nursing home and home health care ($253.6 billion). Registered U.S. hospitals totaled 5,723 properties in 2015, according to an independent survey, containing 964,813 beds serving 35.4 million admitted patients during the year.

Sociologists in general can expect a decrease in job opportunities of about 1% from 2014 to 2024, according to the source available. The reason for the decline is that a high percentage of sociologists are funded through government grants and those grants have been reduced in number and become harder to get. It is also reported that sociologists earned an average of $82,100 in May 2016. Those in scientific research and development earned $97,920, on average, and those who worked in universities and colleges averaged $56,310 year. Professionals in this field hold at least a bachelor's degree in sociology, and may also need training in nursing, public health or a medical field. Sociologists, in general, are expected to see a decline in job opportunities through the year 2024, as much of their funding comes from government grants, which have become competitive.

Community health is a major field of study within the medical and clinical sciences which focuses on the maintenance, protection and improvement of the health status of population groups and communities as opposed to the health of individual patients. Race is a group of people who share similar and distinctive physical characteristics. There is a relationship between individual health and one’s race and ethnicity. Health disparities are seen among different racial and ethnic groups. The race-conflict approach is a sociological perspective that looks at disparity and tension between people of different racial and ethnic groups. It's a way of viewing and studying people that focus on racial inequality and conflict. An Ethnicity is a category of people identify with each other based on common social, cultural or national experiences. Ethnicity is often assumed to be the cultural unity of a group, often based on language and tradition. It is primarily an inherited status. There is a relationship between health of an individual and race and ethnicity. Health disparities are seen among different racial and ethnic groups. Health disparities, which include variations in life expectancy and prevalence of disease, due to the differences in health conditions across various ethnic populations that can be attributed to inequalities in living environment and access to healthcare may also play a role.

Key Players for Medical Sociology Research in USA: American Sociological Association (ASA), North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), Pacific Sociological Association (PSA), Southern Sociological Society (SSS), Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA), Great Plains Sociological Association (GPSA), Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA), Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), Eastern Sociological Society (ESS), New England Sociological Association (NESA)

Key Players for Medical Sociology Research across the Globe:

International Sociological Association (ISA), American Sociological Association (ASA), British Sociological Association (BSA), European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS), Asia Pacific Sociological Association (APSA), Japan Sociological Society (JSS)

Indian Sociological Society (ISS), Brazilian Sociological Society (BSS), The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS), International Rural Sociology Association (IRSA), Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), European Sociological Association (ESA), South African Sociological Association, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).

Key Universities Extending Medical Sociology Research Program:

Harvard University, University of Amsterdam, University of California—​Berkeley, New York University, University of South Carolina, Emory University, University of Chicago, University of Glasgow, Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, University of Washington, Columbia University, Valdosta State University, University of Catanzaro, University of Colorado Denver, Walden University, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Louisville, University of Nebraska, The University of Arizona, The University of Georgia, Southern New Hampshire University, Duke University.

Number of Medical Sociology Conferences happening all over the world:

There are more than 150 conferences happening in the field of medical sociology and community health all over the world. Out of these majority conferences are happening in North America followed by Europe continent. Most of these conferences are organizing by the societies, associations, academic institutions and private organizations.

Careers in Medical Sociology: Options and Education Requirements:

Sociologists in general can expect a decrease in job opportunities of about 1% from 2014 to 2024, according to the source available. The reason for the decline is that a high percentage of sociologists are funded through government grants and those grants have been reduced in number and become harder to get. It is also reported that sociologists earned an average of $82,100 in May 2015. Those in scientific research and development earned $97,920, on average, and those who worked in universities and colleges averaged $56,310 year. Professionals in this field hold at least a bachelor's degree in sociology, and may also need training in nursing, public health or a medical field. Sociologists, in general, are expected to see a decline in job opportunities through the year 2024, as much of their funding comes from government grants, which have become competitive.

 

Intended Audience for Medical Sociology Conference:

Medical Sociologists, Sociologists, Social Workers, Public Health Professionals, Social Science Researchers, Anthropologists, Medical Anthropologists, Masters in Medical Sociology, Health Care Professionals, Health Care Researchers, Health Care Policymakers, Psychologists, Physicians, Hospital and Skilled Nursing Home Administrators, Business Professionals, Pharmacists, Researchers and Students.

Conclusion:

Medical sociology is a specialized field of study that equips professionals to work together to improve systems and policies for the betterment of healthcare experiences for all. The focus of medical sociologists is the improvement of the healthcare experience, and they work in clinics and social service organizations, or as intervention specialists or patient advocates. With this increasing growth of market the dissemination of knowledge could occur only through international meetings and conferences. 3rd World Congress on Medical Sociology and Public Health during September 21-22, 2018 Dallas, USA would address the recent advancements happening in this field with a series of key Note, Plenary sessions, Workshops, Symposiums and discussions represented by renowned speakers from more than 40 nations.