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What Can You Do With A Major In Health Administration: Aging Services?  

Geriatric Management is effective in improving survival rates and function in older people. In the United States, nurse-led case management has been shown to reduce resource use and improve patient outcomes. This type of management is in keeping with Department of Health policy to improve co-ordination and management of health care

Brooks College of Health
Health Administration-Aging Services
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Typical Career Paths 

Senior Care Management 

Geriatric Administration 

Adult Day Care Coordinators  

Nursing Home Administrator 

Typical Employers/Work Settings:  

Nursing Homes & Hospices 

Long-term Care Institutions  

Adult Day Care Centers  



Health Administration Job Titles

Health Services Manager 

Program Coordinator 

Project Manager 

Recruitment Coordinator 

Quality Management Team Leader 

Registration Specialist 

Unit Coordinator Assistant 


Medical Records Clerk 

Patient Care Specialist   

Health Administration Employers/Work Settings


Nursing Homes  

Physician Group Practices 

Insurance Companies  

Health IT Companies 

Healthcare Staffing 

Government Agencies 

Inpatient and Outpatient Facilities
Doctor's Offices

Rehabilitation Center

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Beginning Salary Ranges

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary is $92, 810. reported in February 2016 for nursing home administrators with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration earned a median annual salary of $62,500. The lower end of the pay range was $48,404.    Health information managers at all degree levels earned between $30,580 and $70,005. 

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Skills Needed For This Career

Motivation   Communication
Delegation   Staff Management
Strategic Planning   Organization
Time and Stress Management   Teamwork
Conflict Management   Interviewing
Budgeting   Resource Management

Links To Professional Associations

American Society on Aging  
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
National Council on Aging  

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center

Administration on Aging
Assisted Living Directory

American College of Healthcare Executives                

Medical Group Management Association

Association of University Programs in Health Administration  

Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Managers  

Healthcare Financial Management Association 
American Hospital Association                                                                       

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society    

 Job Search Information

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools 

Holland Interest Codes

Geriatric Management- Social; Enterprising; Realistic (SER)
Health Administration- Enterprising; Social; Conventional (ESC) 

Career Action Plan

Conduct an informational interview with or shadow a professional in the field to gain more knowledge of this career 

Do at least one internship related to your career goal/program of study before graduating to gain experience

Get involved in volunteer work and community service in health care organizations 

Develop team skills through involvement in student clubs and organizations on-campus

Develop leadership skills through on-campus activities such as Presidential Envoys, Resident Assistant, Student Government, Peer Advisor, etc. )

Gain research experience by working with a professor/faculty member on their research