Are you ready to join one of healthcare’s fastest-growing industries?
A 2021 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects medical and health service manager positions to grow by 32% in the healthcare administration field – adding 132,600 jobs by 2030 to an already existing employment base of nearly 430,000.
Why is the healthcare administration job market growing at such a high rate? While increased retirement rates combined with an aging population are a driving factor, the valuable role healthcare administrators have in the industry makes their jobs vital to our health systems’ everyday function.
Healthcare administrators are the backbone of the healthcare industry, providing critical behind-the-scenes work that allows front-line workers, like doctors and nurses, to do their jobs effectively. Today’s healthcare administrators must be fast learners, multi-faceted, organized, technologically savvy, and capable of working in various healthcare settings. Healthcare administration jobs are everywhere, including Clinical Labs, Veterinary offices, aftercare facilities, dental offices, hospitals, and physical therapy clinics.
Here are three common questions about our Healthcare Administration programs.
What will I be doing as a healthcare administrator?
While different healthcare settings may require you to know specific tasks, there are some core skills you’ll need to know apart from typical administrative duties. They include:
- Health industry knowledge
- Health leadership structure
- Critical Thinking
- Communications & Relationship Management
- Ethical Judgment
These skills will help you in your role as a healthcare administrator. Understanding these skills will provide effective and efficient assistance to front-line workers.
How will I learn all these skills? Do I need prior healthcare experience?
At the University of Providence, we offer three healthcare administration programs – an associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s – plus two post-baccalaureate certificate programs in Community Health Investment and Health Justice.
Since our programs are all part of the same track, the skills you learn carry over to the following degree. Our newly launched associate’s program teaches foundational, entry-level skills in healthcare administration and health leadership – ideal for those looking to start or switch to a career in healthcare. Our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs build upon those skills, preparing you to become a healthcare leader.
Why should I get my Healthcare Administration degree through the University of Providence?
Our dynamic programs teach you the skills you need to know without wasting time. All our Healthcare Administration programs are geared toward working professionals through our interactive, easy-to-use online learning platform. Through our associate degree program, you can graduate in as little as two years to join the fast-growing workforce of healthcare administrative professionals.