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MSN – Administration
At a Glance
Health administration is the study of management and the resources, procedures, and systems that work to meet patients’ health care needs. Healthcare administration programs target individuals interested in medical management careers. The degree typically focuses on health administration at the local, state, federal and the nonprofit sector levels. A health administration program is designed to give a more comprehensive understanding of management issues and prepare them for top management positions.
How to Become a Health Administrator
- Complete an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
- Earn a Registered Nurse Certification.
- Enroll and complete a MSN in health administration.
- Obtain certification in health administration and proper licensure (requirements vary by state).
Health Administration Program Description
- Students develop a variation of technical, conceptual, and human leadership skills relevant to the roles and settings within the health care industry.
- Program requirements include completing courses in management, health care administration, epidemiology, health law, health finance and economics.
- Courses typically combine liberal arts with management theory and the skills involved in planning and delivering health services.
- Graduates learn how to deal with employees, manage the finances of large organizations, and how to comprehend and comply with laws that effect health care providers, administrators, and organizations.
Health Administration Salary and Career Information
- Estimated Salary: $30,824 – $103,334 (determined by place of employment and area of specialty), according to Payscale.com.
- Job Setting: Hospitals, private offices, outpatient centers, emergency and community-based health services, primary care clinics, and schools.