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Health Services Administration Program

BS Health Services Administration

Riding the Wave of Universal Healthcare

Health care is one of the fastest growing career fields around.  This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level and assistant management positions in medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies. Health services administrators are often responsible for creating and implementing policy and procedures, hiring and supervising staff, controlling finances, ordering supplies, and coordinating plans and activities with those of other health care managers.

The central focus of the program is to provide a comprehensive base in health-related knowledge and concepts and as well as the management of health services and facilities, with emphases on finance, legal aspects in healthcare, disaster planning and management, and information systems. The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program prepares students to excel in decision-making skills, critical thinking, and small group communications. Research opportunities and field experiences offer students insight into real-world applications of the information and skills they learn in class and help students prepare to successfully transition into a health care administration or management career.  Clinical sites and healthcare facilities require background checks and drug testing. 

Students enrolled in the Health Services Administration program through a Bryant & Stratton College extension site will be required to take at least one course at the main campus to satisfy degree requirements.

Skills You'll Learn
1 Analyze and apply contemporary knowledge and skill sets to work effectively in a managerial capacity in a health services setting.
2 Demonstrate proficient mathematic and communication (written and oral) skills as required in the workplace.
3 Develop thinking processes and utilize learning strategies to understand their metacognitive abilities.
4 Employ information literacy skills through the effective use of technology and information resources to accomplish a goal.
5 Evaluate and apply leadership skills.
6 Pursue new learning opportunities within the community and career for personal and professional growth.
7 Research information management systems to evaluate and select technologies appropriate to a particular healthcare setting.
8 Transfer knowledge from life lessons and formal instruction to new situations as evidence of relational learning.
9 Use legal and ethical principles to analyze and apply management practices of health care organizations and delivery of patient care.
10 Utilize effective skills in financial planning, project management, human resource development, public safety, and emergency disaster planning in health service administration.
Health Services Administration
Jobs in Health Services Administration
Administrative Assistant $27,654 avg. starting salary
Patient Acct. Representative $33,004 avg. starting salary
Source: Bryant & Stratton College
2011-12 Placement Report
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