Health Services Degree Review - Master Degree Information

Published Jan 06, 2007

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A Health Services Masters Degree is geared towards those in the health industry who want to assume more responsibility and take on an administrative or managerial role. A Health Services Masters prepares you for a career as an overseer of medical personnel, a board member of a healthcare facility, or another health care administrator or managerial position.

What is a Health Services Masters Degree?: Skills, Goals and Courses

A Master's Degree in Health Services aims to instruct the student in the skills necessary to oversee the operations of a healthcare facility such as a hospital, nursing home, hospice center, or similar organization. These skills include managing payroll, directing personnel, and making ethical and legal decisions regarding the operation of a healthcare organization. Typical courses for a Health Services Masters Degree include:

  • Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care
  • Healthcare Research
  • Health Services Organization
  • Health Care Human Resources Management
  • Health Care Marketing
  • Decision Making in Health Care

What Careers Can a Masters of Health Care Pursue?: Job Outlook and Salary Information

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the demand for health care managers and administrators will rise faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. This is due to the rapid expansion of the nation's health care system to meet the demands of an aging population, creating a favorable job outlook for all health care services occupations.

The median annual income for healthcare managers and administrators in the year 2004 was $67,430. The most lucrative positions were in pharmaceutical environments.

Featured School Choices:

  • Kaplan University

    Kaplan University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • M.B.A. in Health Care Management
    • Master of Healthcare Administration
    • M.S. in Mgmt - Health Care Management
    • Master of Health Informatics
    • Master of Health Information Management
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  • Regent University

    Regent University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Master of Arts in Government - Healthcare Policy and Ethics
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
    • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
    • Master of Public Administration - Healthcare Policy and Ethics
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  • The George Washington University

    The George Washington University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • MSHS in Clinical Research Administration
    • MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research
    • MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
    • MSHS Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management
    • MSHS in Biomedical Informatics
  • Abilene Christian University

    Abilene Christian University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • MBA - Healthcare Administration
    • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Administration
  • George Mason University

    George Mason University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management
    • Master of Science in Health Informatics
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  • Queens University of Charlotte

    Queens University of Charlotte responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Master of Health Administration
    • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management