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Health Administration


What Can You Do With A Major In Health Administration

This degree is designed to prepare graduates to work in administrative and management positions in a variety of healthcare facilities. Students interested in long-term care management may select coursework and an internship that will allow them to qualify to take the Florida Nursing Home Administrator's licensing examination. An opportunity to pursue other special interests is provided with a selection of 9-12 hours of elective course work.

Job Areas

  • Admissions/Registration
  • Human Resources
  • Medical Records
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Information Technology

Related Career Titles

(To research these titles and more go to: Occupational Outlook Handbook and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library.

  • Health Services Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Quality Management Team Leader
  • Registration Specialist
  • Unit Coordinator Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Patient Care Specialist

Employers/Work Settings

  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physician Group Practices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Health IT Companies
  • Healthcare Staffing
  • Government Agencies

Beginning Salary Range

Entry Level with a Bachelor's Degree: $38,214 (Payscale Data for an Administrative Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL)


Links To Professional Associations

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

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

University of North Florida

Barry University

Florida A&M

Florida International University

Florida State University

Nova Southeastern University

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of South Florida

University of West Florida

Other resources for graduate program research

Holland Codes

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. )