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College of Health Professions
Health Care Systems Administration
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, Michigan MI (USA) 49307-2284
Phone:  231-591-2270

Why Major in Health Care Systems 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.

The health care administration degree program has been designed in two formats, one for students who enter the health care administration degree program either as college freshmen or who 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 bachelor's degree while enrolled in a health care associate degree program.

Advance Your Career with a Health Care
Systems Administration Degree

The heath care administration course work, which includes courses in health care management, marketing, accounting, quality assurance, health care finance, health care planning and long-term care management prepares you to work in many areas in health care. Graduates of the College Degree Health Care Administration program, are able to enter graduate school to earn a master's degree.

The Health Care Systems Administration program also is offered in Grand Rapids. In the Grand Rapids health care administration degree program, the professional health care administration courses are offered in the evenings. General college education requirements may be taken at a local college or university and transferred to fulfill Ferris State health care administration degree graduation requirements. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Ferris in order for the health care systems administration degree to be granted.

Health Care Administration College Graduates
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Health Care Systems Administration

The term 'health services manager' encompasses individuals in many different positions who plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care. Health services managers include both generalists (administrators who manage or help to manage an entire facility or system), and health specialists (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 administrators 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.

Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements

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

Bachelor's 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 college degree health care administration, requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. Students of the health care administration program must earn a 'C' or better in major and core courses and meet all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. Also, college students must either have an ACT math sub score of 24 or better, complete a basic math class or pass a proficiency exam.

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Bachelor's Degree Programs at Ferris State University

College of Health Professions
Health Care Systems Administration
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, Michigan MI (USA) 49307-2284
Phone:  231-591-2270


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