Hospital Administration Majors

Earning a health care administration bachelor's degree could prepare you for managerial positions in hospitals, clinics and other facilities. Learn about the classes in these programs, along with career options. Schools offering Finance and Health Care degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Can I Major in Hospital Administration?

Hospital administration programs are not available at the bachelor's degree level. If you're interested in an administrative job in the health care field, a bachelor's degree in health care administration is right for you. Many universities offer this degree both on campus and through online platforms. Some online programs allow you to focus in one area of study, such as long-term care administration.

Bachelor's Degree OptionsHospital administration programs do not exist at the bachelor's degree level, but health care administration programs will prepare you for hospital management
Course ComponentsFinancial management, marketing, ethics, patient care, public health
Career OptionsEntry-level management, health insurance, government

What Subjects Will I Take as a Health Care Administration Major?

The majority of courses taken in a health care administration bachelor's degree program will focus on management and the financial aspects of a health care agency. Ethics, health care law and health care marketing will also be covered. You'll learn the problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and leadership skills that are necessary for managing workplace issues and working with employees, doctors, patients and families. Other subjects you might cover as a health care administration major include:

  • Patient care
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Research methodology
  • Business theory
  • Health care principles
  • Public health
  • Accounting
  • Financial management
  • Strategic planning
  • Long term care

What Can I Do With This Degree?

With a bachelor's degree in health care administration, you can work in an entry-level management role in a clinic, nursing home, hospital, hospital department, physician's office or other health care agency. You might also find a job with a health insurance company or government agency. Some states require licensure for management positions in certain health care facilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all jobs during the 2014-2024 decade.

You can also go on to pursue graduate studies in health care administration. These programs -- which are available at the master's and doctoral degree levels -- may help you better compete for upper management positions.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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