Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

Our Health Administration Services bachelor’s degrees offer you knowledge and skills to succeed as a healthcare administrator.

Healthcare administrators manage, direct and coordinate medical services in a variety of settings, such as clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and long-term care facilities. Responsibilities vary greatly and require skills, knowledge and abilities in areas ranging from medical services to business administration. As an administrator, you must also be able to adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment and increase in regulations.

The job outlook for healthcare administrators is very strong.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 22% growth in the profession through 2020, compared to a 14% average for all occupations. In addition, the aging population is creating additional demand for administrators across the country to manage an increasing number of healthcare professionals and facilities.

 

What You'll Learn

We emphasize 12 core competencies including:

  1. Communication
  2. Collaboration and teamwork
  3. Critical and creative thinking
  4. Professionalism
  5. Leadership
  6. Organizational awareness and governance
  7. Community awareness
  8. Human resources management
  9. Financial management
  10. Information technology management
  11. Performance improvement
  12. Quality management

Employment Opportunities

Health care is a rapidly changing industry. Individuals who have the skills, knowledge and abilities to manage change are in high demand. 

As a health service administrator, you will be in a position to make a significant contribution to how care is delivered.

Industry settings include the following types of organizations:

  • Clinics
  • Consulting firms
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Health care associations
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician practices
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Universities and research institutions

Entry and mid-level management positions include areas such as finance, government relations, human resources, information systems, marketing, public affairs, patient care, planning and development, staff relations and supply chain management. 

According to the US Department of Labor, jobs within the health care industry will increase in demand across the country faster than any other industry.

Advising

Health Administration A-M

Cory Moss
Interprofessional Education Building, Room 224
801-626-7237
cmoss@weber.edu

Health Administration N-S

Brian Cottle
Interprofessional Education building, Room 219
801-626-7298
briancottle@weber.edu

Health Administration T-Z

Lindsay Garr
Interprofessional Education Building, Room 218
801-626-7221
lgarr@weber.edu

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