Health Care Administration Degree Information - Master Degree Review

Published Jan 06, 2007

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A Master's Degree in Health Care Administration is the best option for those already in the healthcare industry who wish to take charge and advance their careers. This Health Care Administration Master's Degree give the graduate the skills he needs to oversee the operations and manage the personnel of a hospital, assisted living facility, or similar healthcare environment.

What is a Health Care Administration Master's Degree?: Skills, Courses and Goals

A Master's Degree in Health Care Administration focuses on issues that are specific to the particular task of managing a health care organization such as a hospital, hospice center, nursing home, or similar institution. These programs typically assume that the student already has a degree in the health care field and some professional experience. The aim is to turn those who are already working in the field of health care into leaders who know how to manage personnel and handle the day-to-day operations of healthcare facilities. Typical courses for a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration include:

  • Health Care Management
  • Statistics for Research
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Health Information Systems
  • Strategic Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Legal and Ethical Concerns in Health Care

What is the Job Outlook for Masters in Health Care Administration?: Growth and Income Statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the demand for healthcare service managers and administrators will grow faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. The healthcare industry is growing at a fast pace due to the aging of the general population, and the industry will need managers and administrators to oversee this growth, leading to favorable conditions for these occupations.

The median annual income for medical and health services managers in 2004 was around $67,000.

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  • Liberty University

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  • Herzing University

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  • Grand Canyon University

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