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A HealthCare Administration Degree equips you to be a valuable asset to the healthcare community in many capacities, primarily as a medical and health services manager. You will be a lead, planner, director, or coordinator who manages teams or works behind the scenes at nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.

Your days will be busy as you work to:

  • Improve the efficiency and quality of the way your facility delivers healthcare services.
  • Develop department goals.
  • Make sure your facility is up to date with all compliance requirements.
  • Recruit and train staff members.
  • Create work schedules.
  • Prepare and revise budgets.
  • Develop ways to effectively communicate with department heads and members of the medical staff.

Most medical and health services managers work in local, state, and private hospitals. They also work in physicians’ offices, nursing and residential facilities, for state and federal government, and outpatient care centers.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical and health services managers need to have the following qualities:

  • Analytical skills to understand rules and regulations and the changing law.
  • Communication skills to deal effectively with staff and the community.
  • Detail-oriented for dealing with scheduling and billing processes of their institution.
  • Interpersonal skills for working with other professionals to solve problems.
  • Leadership skills since you are called upon to hire, train, motivate, and lead your staff.

Why Should You Pursue a Degree in HealthCare Administration at Casa Loma College?

Healthcare administration plays an essential role in the long-term success and sustainability of healthcare facilities and the professionals who care for patients.

If you’re a healthcare worker or have completed your associate of science or applied science in an healthCare administration discipline, continuing your education toward a Bachelor of Science degree could help you to advance in your field and become an administrative leader.

Healthcare Administrators and Healthcare Managers are valuable assets to the care community. Some benefits of an education in Healthcare Administration could include:

  • Developing Organization and operational skills.
  • Learning essential competencies for interprofessional collaboration.
  • Learning information necessary for demonstrating you have health care management expertise.
  • Developing strategies for educational training
  • Gaining perspectives drawn from current peer-reviewed literature.
  • Your education is a stepping-stone toward a career in management or continued education like an M.B.A. or M.A.Ed.

How Do You Become a Leader and Manager in HealthCare Administration?

The minimum requirement for an entry-level position as a medical and health services manager is a bachelor’s degree. Casa Loma College combines in-depth classroom coursework in medical concepts and medical terminology with hands-on experience.

The Casa Loma College’s knowledgeable professional faculty offers rigorous coursework and real-world strategies to help you put your best foot forward on the path toward a lasting career as a medical and health services manager.

In most states and for most positions, licensing or certification is not required. Most states do require licensing for nursing home administrators.

How Long Does It Take to Earn a HealthCare Administration Degree?

Casa Loma College offers a 100% online program with all classes provided online. You can schedule the classes to fit into your busy schedule. If you already have an associate degree or 60 transferable credits, it is possible to earn your bachelor’s degree in less than two years.

CIP CodeCreditsMonthsInstructional WeeksAwardTerms
HealthCare Administration51.0711120 semester19 months80 weeksB.S. Degree5 semesters

How Much Will You Earn With a HealthCare Administration Degree?

The BLS reports that the median wage for medical and health services managers in 2021 was $101,340. The median wage means that half of those employed in this position earned more and half earned less.

The highest-paid 10 percent earned more than $205,620. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $60,780.

What Are the Common Job Titles for Those With a HealthCare Administration Degree?

There is a broad range of healthcare positions for healthcare managers. For example, you may be hired as a:

  • Nursing home team leader.
  • Hospital administrator.
  • Team Leader.
  • Insurance company specialist.
  • Health education manager.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Attain proficiency in the concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry pertinent to leadership in healthcare.
  • Develop essential competencies in organizational management, including skills for interprofessional collaboration.
  • Integrate knowledge of a specific field within healthcare field with the dynamics and complexity of the health care industry as a whole.
  • Demonstrate strategies to incorporate a variety of cultural frameworks into healthcare practice.
  • Understand Interprofessional team dynamics within the framework of Critical Incident Response within the healthcare setting.
  • Utilize data gathering tools for analysis and decision-making in critical response situations within the healthcare setting.
  • Practice appropriate competency in oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Conduct research, drawing on and documenting a variety of sources deemed appropriate for academic work and synthesize findings in a coherent way.
  • Analyze the social, legal, and economic aspects of a problem/ situation to devise an appropriate strategy for problem-solving.
  • Develop skills to identify and coordinate ethical organizational behavior within the healthcare system.

What Is the Job Outlook for Managers in HealthCare Administration?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for Medical and Health Service Managers is greater than average with a predicted growth between 2021 and 2031 to be 28 percent which is much greater than average for all occupations.

There are expected to be approximately 56,600 openings each year between 2021 and 2031.

U.S. source: BLS 2021-2031 employment projected growth.
“Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projection period. “Projected annual job openings” represents openings due to growth and replacement.

Financial Aid

For those who are eligible, financial aid is an excellent tool to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs to attend college. Whether it’s student loans that are repaid at a low interest rate, or grants that don’t need to be repaid, we’re here to help you discover your options. Casa Loma College has a committed team of financial aid professionals on call to help students and parents navigate the process.

Casa Loma College participates in many programs to help reduce the cost of college, including:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)
  • CSAC Cal Grant

To learn more about the financial aid process, and what you may be eligible, please refer to our financial aid page.

Veteran’s Benefits

In addition, for those who qualify, Casa Loma College is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to offer academic programs under Title 38, United States Code, to enroll veterans and other eligible persons who qualify for educational benefits.

For a full list of benefits, and to learn more, please visit our Veteran’s Benefits page.

View tuition and fees information in the College Catalog.

If you’re interested in a career in HealthCare Administration,
now is a great time to talk to our admissions team here at Casa Loma College.

We can help talk you through the enrollment and admissions process and map out a plan for your career success.