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Health Care Systems Administration

Why Choose Health Care Systems Administration?

The degree includes courses in management, marketing, accounting, quality assurance, health care finance, health care planning and long-term care management. Graduates are able to apply for an administration position or enter graduate school to earn a master's degree.

Students can enter the program as freshmen or transfer into the program after having completed an associate degree. The program offers a bachelor's degree option for students enrolled in a clinical associate degree program.

General education requirements may be taken at a local college or university and transferred to fulfill Ferris graduation requirements. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Ferris in order for the degree to be granted.

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Career Opportunities

The term 'health services manager' includes those who plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care. Health services managers can be generalists (administrators who manage or help to manage an entire facility or system), or health specialists (managers in charge of specific departments or services found only in the health care industry).

Job opportunities in health care management continue to expand according the United States Bureau of Labor, with an anticipated growth of 32% through 2029

Medical and Health Services Managers 2017 median pay is $93,360 per year.

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College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740
or call 1-800-462-8553, ext. 2266