Careers in Health Care Administration

Health care is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in America. The demand for qualified managers who have education related to health care administration is expected to escalate. Use your experience and knowledge as a professional to seek a health care administration career in any of these areas:

  • Health care office staff
  • Medical administration
  • Hospital operations
  • Health care human resources
  • Health care strategy
  • Health service management
  • Facilities management
  • Medical information management
  • Clinical research management
  • Clinic administrator
  • Health information manager
While many entry-level positions in health care only require a Bachelor's degree, the Master of Arts in Health Care Administration is typically required to advance to many senior management positions. Among the many health care careers available to graduates are:
  • HMO administrator
  • Contract negotiator
  • Administrative services director
  • Hospital administrator
  • Clinical department manager
  • Consultant health care administrator
  • Health care program director
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration or Master of Arts in Health Care Administration by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

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Health Care Administration Degree Jobs Information

Trends in health care:
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that health care occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth and to add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024.  Environments in which health care administration jobs are found:

  • Hospitals
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Psychiatric offices
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Health care associations & consortiums
  • Health & human services organizations

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