Why Major in Healthcare Administration?
As the health care industry continues to grow and expand, the demand for skilled health care administration managers also increases. Employment as a Health Care Administrator is expected to grow faster than average with the fastest growth in home health agencies, residential care facilities and practitioners' offices and clinics.
Our college healthcare administration degree program has been designed in two formats, one for Michigan college students who enter the healthcare administration degree program either as college freshmen or students that transfer into the health care administration degree program after having completed an Associate degree and the second for health care; students who wish to complete a bachelors degree in health care administration while enrolled in a health care Associate degree program.
Advance Your Career with a Healthcare Administration Degree
Students that major in healthcare administration are required to take college courses in health care management, marketing, accounting, quality assurance, health care finance, health care planning and long-term care management that prepares them to work in many areas of the health care industry. Graduates of the Healthcare administration degree program, are able to enter graduate school to earn a masters degree in health care administration.
Our college Health Care Administration program also is offered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the Grand Rapids Michigan health care administration degree program, the college health care administration courses are offered in the evenings. General college education requirements may be taken at a local Michigan college or university and transferred to fulfill the Ferris State health care degree requirements. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Ferris State in order for the college health care systems administration degree to be granted.
Health Care Administration College Graduates Get Great Jobs
The term "health services manager" encompasses health care professionals in many different positions who plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care. Health services managers include both generalists (health care administrators who manage or help to manage an entire facility or system), and health specialists (health care managers in charge of specific departments or services found only in the health care industry).
Earnings of health services managers vary by type and size of facility, level of responsibility and geographic region. The median salary for college graduates with a bachelors degree in healthcare administration in small group practices with fewer than seven physicians is about $55,000 and, for those in larger group practices with more than seven physicians, about $77,000. Heads of clinical departments salaries average between $54,500 for respiratory care to $70,400 for rehabilitation services. Nursing home administrators have an annual median salary of $49,500.
If you would like more information on Healthcare Administration Bachelors Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.