Our Health Administration degrees provide the skills necessary to evaluate and inform changes to our health care system. We feature curriculum that imparts the knowledge required to master operational issues while providing you with the tools to analyze current conditions and implement strategies that will contribute to improved health care delivery.
Master of Health Administration Degree
Prepare to take on a leadership role in a health care facility or as an educator. Our classroom instruction demonstrates how to apply the principles learned to an ever-changing health care environment, and provides the tools to predict future challenges and implement plans to ensure future success.
- Graduates will be able to create a strategic plan for a health care organization.
- Graduates will be able to analyze the impact of health care policy on delivery and services provided by the industry.
- Graduates will be able to evaluate informational technology and security management needs of health care.
- Graduates will be able to utilize data to support quality and performance measure decision-making processes for health care entities.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate management of organizational finances within the economic environment of various health care industries.
- Graduates will be able to analyze the impact of various management and leadership theories within health care organizations and delivery systems.
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration Degree
Get your foot in the door with skills that can be an asset to health care facilities and form a foundation that allows you to go on to an advanced degree or teaching certificate. Our curriculum provides a solid base of knowledge while developing critical and analytical thinking skills.
- Graduates will be able to identify the structure and role of delivery systems within the health care industry.
- Graduates will be able to examine the components of management and leadership within health care organizations.
- Graduates will be able to analyze the utilization and application of technology within a health care organization.
- Graduates will be able to examine the application of risk and quality management concepts in the health care industry.
- Graduates will be able to examine the impact of legal and regulatory requirements on the delivery of health care.
- Graduates will be able to explore financial and economic issues in the health care industry.
The conventional wisdom is right—people with college degrees do make more money than high school graduates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the more educated, the greater the compensation. A master’s degree graduate made an average of $1,228 a week in 2008; a bachelor’s degree graduate earned $978, while a high school graduate with no college experience made $591.
As well, educated people stay employed longer. The BLS reported that in 2008 an average of 2.4% of master’s degree graduates were unemployed, 2.8% of the bachelor’s degree holders didn’t have jobs, while 5.7% of high school graduates were not employed.
The BLS also confirms that in 2006, health care is the largest industry in the United States with 14 million jobs. In their ‘Employment Situation Summary’ of 12/4/09, they report that during the economic downturn, health care has added 613,000 jobs between 12/07 and 11/09.
Education for Today’s Working Student
We tailor our programs so you can put what you learn in the classroom into practice in the real world.
Our formula for success combines proven theories with practical application and the latest knowledge from health care industries. Our faculty are working in the field, and they instruct you on what works in the working world.
Complete a request for information form to get started on a health administration program. An enrollment advisor will contact you shortly to answer all of your questions.
Data from the 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, Current Population Survey. Accessed online at http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab7.htm
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There’s more to health care than direct patient care. Watch this video to learn how we help you develop the skills needed to explore your opportunities.
Health care is more than the doctors and nurses who save our lives.
It’s the medical insurance representatives; the HR managers; the quality control supervisors; and countless others who manage our health care system every day.
Did you know, by 2020, health care will require 5 million administrators?
This makes health administration one of the nation’s fastest growing fields.
At University of Phoenix we want to help you find your fit in this booming industry.
The rapid growth in the health care field made me re-evaluate my career in finance.
By applying my skills in economics to health care, I’m able to support my organization and help meet industry expectations and requirements.
I found my fit in health administration, as a Finance Manager.
As a health care executive, I know firsthand the skillset employers are looking for.
The University of Phoenix Health Administration program offers students like me the opportunity to work, learn and network with some of today’s top minds in health care management.
It’s my job to ensure my organization meets government regulations for all our product lines.
I’m making decisions that impact the business side of my health care organization — which in turn, helps improve consumer safety.
I found my fit in health administration, as a Regulatory Manager.
Family is important to me. But I also wanted a challenging career.
I put my organizational skills to use in a health administration job that requires attention to detail AND has set hours. So I’m able to go home to my family at the end of the day.
I found my fit in health care, as a Front Office Administrator.
Health care organizations everywhere are implementing enterprise information systems.
These systems are encouraging health care providers to migrate from paper to electronic health records.
The University of Phoenix Health Administration curriculum is designed to help students like me, lead these kinds of transformation projects with much needed IT, project and change management skills.
The business of health care is fast-growing, challenging and rewarding.
At University of Phoenix we’re preparing tomorrow’s health care leaders today.
Explore our bachelor’s and master’s Health Administration degree programs. And let’s find your fit.
For more information about our on-time completion rates, the median loan debt incurred by students who complete a program and other important information, please visit our website at phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.html. While widely available, all programs may not be offered at all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor. The University’s Central Administration is located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85282. Online Campus: 3157 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85034.
The students portrayed are actors and not actual students.
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