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Health Administration

Major

Program Overview

If you love to problem-solve and have a desire to serve your community through a healthcare career, our health administration undergraduate program combines health sciences, health informatics and administration. This degree prepares you for entry-level administrative positions in a variety of health settings. ​​It's the ideal career path if you're community-focused with enthusiasm for helping people.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 4 years
Credit Hours: 54

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Our health administration program is for those interested in the business side of healthcare. Maybe you see yourself running the show in health care settings like doctor's offices, long-term care facilities, hospitals and more. Perhaps you've worked as a nurse, an emergency medical technician or a medical assistant, and now want to advance your career.

This program will prepare you for a variety of careers related to health administration or working as a community-based health service manager. Health service managers strive to provide cost-effective, quality care to their community members. Members of your community will rely on your leadership and management skills as healthcare delivery systems become increasingly complex.

If you are skilled in reasoning, writing and problem solving, you'll thrive in a health administration position. With a genuine concern for the welfare of humanity and respect for people from all backgrounds and cultures, you'll excel in this public service career.

Program Highlights

In our health administration undergraduate program, you'll:

  • Combine health sciences, health informatics and economic coursework for a well-rounded skillset.
  • Complete an internship at a local health care organization like MidMichigan Health, St. Mary's Mercy, Beaumont Hospital or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
  • Utilize the resources of the School of Health Sciences and The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions — including state-of-the-art facilities, student groups like C.H.A.P.S. (Collegiate Health Administration Preparatory Society), and Health Professions Residential College.

Careers & Outcomes

Central Michigan's health administration program will prepare you for a variety of entry or middle-level health service management positions.

Career Projected Salary
Nursing Home/Home Health Administrator $72,803
Healthcare Administrator $67,959
Clinical Case Manager $56,222
Patient Advocate/Navigator $43,548
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