Health Care Administration

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Featured Course:

Health Law

Understand the legal issues healthcare administrators face each day including contract and employment law, liability and malpractice, fraud and abuse, and advocacy.

With the rapid changes in health care delivery these days, you have plenty of opportunities to serve in the health care field without putting on a lab coat or scrubs.

The Health Care Administration major is a great choice for those interested in management of non-profit or for-profit medical facilities or in joining the national debate about healthcare policy.

Projected job growth

Health care administration is a growing field that improves the structure, maintenance and supervision of hospitals and other health care facilities. Strong business leaders are needed to oversee and organize the finances, patient information and staff within these facilities. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Labor foresees an increase of 68,000 jobs in this profession by 2020.

Courses such as Health Care Finance, Human Resource Management, Health Law and Strategic Planning in Health Care allow students to build upon a basic business administration foundation and focus preparation on this dynamic field.

 


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Meet a Scot

  • Karol Chubb

    Karol Chubb

    Through her volunteer event planning for the campus Relay for Life events, Karol realized that she wants a career where she can educate others about health matters. “Studying healthcare administration at Alma proved to me that this is my right path. I’ve always loved psychology so I took it on as a minor. The two end up mixing together when it comes to focusing on emotional stability and outcomes for patients undergoing rough treatments.”

  • Zachary Jacques

    Zachary Jacques

    “Alma’s faculty members are extremely empowering to you as a student. They aren’t just focused on helping you learn the material in their classes. They also want to help you achieve your long-term goals.” Zachary hopes to attend medical school and become a family practitioner in a rural area.

  • Laura Yascolt

    Laura Yascolt

    Laura took on a leadership role in the Healthcare Administration Professional Development Organization because she likes the organization’s commitment to promoting professional growth and leadership skill development. What does she like best about Alma? The positive professor-student relationships.