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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 course work 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 selection of 9-12 hours of elective course work. 

Brooks College of Health 
Health Administration Courses  
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Typical Career Paths

Admissions/Registration 

Human Resources 

Medical Records 

Finance  

Marketing 

Quality Management 

Facilities Management 

Information Technology 

Typical Job Titles

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  

Typical Employers/Work Settings

Hospitals/Clinics  

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.   
Payscale.com 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

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

http://www.healthjobsnationwide.com/

http://www.healthcarejobsite.com/

http://www.ihirehealthcareadministration.com/

http://www.healthcareerweb.com/

https://www.healthecareers.com/

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools

Holland Interest 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. )

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