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Field of Study: Health Services Administration

Introduction

Programs in health services administration prepare people to plan and manage health services organizations.

 

Overview

Health services administration programs include topics such as:

  • Business management
  • Health care systems
  • Public policy
  • Health care laws
  • Human resources
  • Statistics and research methodology

Concentrations
In health services administration programs students may be able to specialize in:

  • Hospital administration
  • Health care management

Schools
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.