Field of Study: Health Services Administration
Programs in health services administration prepare people to plan and manage health services organizations.
Health services administration programs include topics such as:
- Business management
- Health care systems
- Public policy
- Health care laws
- Human resources
- Statistics and research methodology
In health services administration programs students may be able to specialize in:
- Hospital administration
- Health care management
Many community colleges offer associate degree programs in health services administration. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study to complete. An associate degree prepares students to work as an assistant in health services administration.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degree programs in health services administration. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in health services administration. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.