This bachelor’s degree prepares you to begin a management career in a health care organization by giving you a blend of medical knowledge, informatics experience and management expertise. You will gain a fundamental understanding of health care delivery systems and services, as well as the factors that impact the health care environment.
Graduates typically find management positions in health care organizations such as hospitals, medical practices, long-term care facilities and community health providers as well as health care related organizations such as health insurance companies, consulting firms, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies and other organizations that support the health care industry. The job market outlook for health care managers is very strong with projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing a 22% increase in the job market between 2010 and 2020. The median pay in 2010 was $84,000.
You will have the opportunity to complete an academic program that builds upon your previous education and professional background. Up to 30 hours of credit may be received for previous work experience and continuing education. In addition to the general education requirements, you must complete 30 semester hours as prescribed below:
In addition to the general education requirements, Healthcare Management majors must complete 30 semester hours as prescribed below: