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.

Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Healthcare Administration degree program must have a 2.0 GPA in high school or college course work and one year of high school algebra with a 'C-' or better. Students that major in health care administration can enter the health care administration bachelor degree program from any associate degree program or directly from high school.

College Degree Health Care Administration
Graduation Requirements

The Health Care Systems Administration degree program at Ferris State leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation from the health care administration major, requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. College Students that major in health care administration must earn a 'C' or better in major courses and meet all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education Michigan website. Also, college students that major in health care administration must either have an ACT math sub score of 24 or better, complete a basic math class or pass a proficiency exam.

If you would like more information on Healthcare Administration Bachelors Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

  • About Ferris State University: College classes in Health Care Administration, are taught at all levels by professional teachers, not graduate assistants. College students that major in Health Care Systems Administration at Ferris State University, study in more than 170 different college educational programs - including doctorate degree courses health care administration, masters degree courses health care administration, bachelors degree courses health care administration and Associate degree courses health care administration.

    Ferris State University offers a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid. A majority of our students receive financial aid assistance. We encourage you to explore this website for more information on available scholarships and financial aid opportunities at Ferris State University. Ferris State provides all enrolled students access to a variety of academic skill-building opportunities that will assist them in their pursuit of academic excellence in a format that accommodates various learning preferences and schedules. At FSU students experience small classes with individual attention in 170 career-oriented majors leading to job placement for our graduates. FSU students also enjoy 220 student organizations for fun in a relaxed, hometown setting in the heart of Michigan's recreation area.

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