Is a Career in Health Services
Administration Right for Me?
If you are
interested in a career in medical or health services administration, you
possess the following qualities and would enjoy the duties listed below, a
career in health services administration may be the place for you!
Do you possess the following qualities?
- Analytical Skills - You must be able to understand and
follow current regulations and be able to adapt to new laws.
- Communication Skills - You must be able to communicate
effectively with other health professionals.
- Attention to Detail - You might be required to organize
and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities,
such as hospitals.
- Interpersonal Skills - You need to be able to discuss
staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such
as physicians and health insurance representatives, and be able to
motivate and lead staff.
- Problem-solving skills - You may be responsible for finding
creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems.
- Technical Skills - You must be able to follow
advances in health care technology like Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Would you enjoy the following duties?
- Improving efficiency and quality in delivering health care
- Keep up to date on new laws and
regulations so the facility complies with
- Supervise assistant administrators in
facilities that are large enough to need them.
- Manage finances of the facility, such as patient
fees and billing.
- Represent the facility at investor meetings or on
- Keep and organize records of the facility's services, such
as the number of inpatient beds used.
- Communicate with members of the medical staff
and department heads.
What is the Health Services Administration Career Outlook?
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole should see an increase in the demand for medical services.
What Can I Do with This Degree?
- Manage Nursing Department
- Manage Surgery Department
- Manage Physical Therapy Dept.
- Set Policies
- Develop Budgets
- Evaluate Staff
- Work for the Top Administrator
- Handle Daily Operations
- Direct Nursing Activities
- Direct Medical Records
- Direct Therapy Activities
- Direct Health Information
NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR
- Manage Patient Care
- Supervise Staff
- Manage Facility
- Determine Budget
- Manage Finances
- Manage Patient Admissions
What Will I Learn?
The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program is developed around a core curriculum of required courses within health care, along with a series of liberal arts courses to assure the broadest-based educational experience for the student. Students have the opportunity to select from an approved list of elective courses to complete their degree.
The course work is provided in two formats. In the accelerated format, the student is offered two of the core curriculum classes each semester as 7½-week in-class mini-terms resulting in both classes being completed within 15 weeks. An additional 15-week online core curriculum class is also available to the accelerated class students in the same semester. The second format is completely online, offered in 15-week sessions, three semesters per year.
In order for students to begin the Health Services administration Component of the program, they must have completed an associate degree or completed 60 semester college credit hours from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, each student is expected to present a course in English Composition II or its equivalent, six to eight academic credit hours of math/statistics and knowledge of computer applications as evidenced by the student’s transcripts.
A full-time student, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically three courses per term, can complete this program in approximately three years.
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How is Hodges University’s Health Services Administration Program Different?
Our Program Can Be Completed Entirely Online
In addition to the traditional on-campus format, Hodges University offers the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program entirely online. When you enroll in an online program at Hodges, you will not be compromising quality for convenience. Imagine completing your degree without commuting to classes.
Our Professors Have Real-World Experience
Our professors have worked in the health services administration field and bring that real-world experience to the classroom.
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Your admissions coordinator will:
- Help you complete the application in its entirety.
- Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
- Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
- Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
- Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
- Give you information regarding your orientation.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!