Health Care Administration - Bachelor of Science
Health care managers/administrators work closely with medical staff to effectively and efficiently run health care organizations. A health care administrator might run an entire health care facility or specialize in managing a particular clinical unit or department. Those working in or planning to enter this industry must be aware of and able to adapt to changes in health care laws, regulations and technology.
The Health Care Administration program at Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies is a dynamic program for working professionals seeking to obtain a baccalaureate degree in an environment that provides both accelerated learning and flexibility. The Health Care Administration curriculum blends the theory, design, management, and practice of healthcare into a comprehensive learning program. This program emphasizes ethics, fiscal responsibility, technological solutions, critical thinking and communication skills in the health care environment.
Elizabethtown College and the School are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the major accrediting agency of the Mid-Atlantic Region. This accreditation requires compliance with rigorous academic standards.
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Career Opportunities and Outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Department of Labor reports that employment of health care administrators is expected to grow 23 percent (much faster than the average) from 2012 to 2022. According to the BLS, most health care administrator positions require at least a bachelor's degree. Master’s degrees are also common.
A Health Care Administration degree from the SCPS at Elizabethtown College can lead to a career in many types of health care settings. Here are just a few examples:
- hospitals, clinics, medical practices
- health insurance companies
- nutrition and wellness organizations
- governmental agencies
- skilled nursing centers
- mental health organizations
The program focuses on the health care industry’s regulations, policies, management, and human/social issues from a communal, national and global perspective. It is relevant for the individual who wants to begin or advance his/her career in health care management.
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