Do you have a passion for health services administration?
As a medical and health services manager, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, you will plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. You might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
Most medical and health services managers work in offices in health care facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the health care industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services.
Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field; however, master’s degrees also are common. Prospective managers typically have some work experience in an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other health care facility.
For a career in Health Services Administration, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into a master’s degree program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, but provides high-quality education. Starting with a two-year degree in Health Services Administration AA University Transfer Track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.
Which Florida universities offer Health Services Administration programs?
This transfer track is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in Health Services Administration programs. The University of North Florida, University of Central Florida, and Florida Atlantic University are among the accredited schools now offering bachelor degrees in Health Services Administration. Graduates of this bachelor’s degree will be prepared for entry‐level management in a health service field. It is strongly recommended that students carefully examine the catalog of the university to which transfer is expected.
Contact Gulf Coast’s Health Services Administration advisor for more information about educational requirements needed to become a Health Services Administrator.
Contact the Advisor
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 2866