The Health Administration major provides students with a university education that promotes personal and professional growth as well as concentrated awareness of health systems and their effects on society. Flexibility in course selection empowers and encourages students to study in a program that will not only sharpen their analytical skills and expose them to a new way of thinking, but will also develop their leadership skills and reinforce social responsibility as citizens and future health administrators.
The rising cost of healthcare provides a problem with great opportunities for graduates of Health Administration who can demonstrate affective business solutions. Graduates have a choice of working in hospital administration, mental health facilities, medical group practices and many others.
The degree in Health Administration - Bachelor of Health Services (BHS) - offered through the Department of Management at FAU, College of Business, is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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Career Opportunities for Health Administration Majors
The health administration major is both a business field as well as a social science field, the major provides relevant training for a wide variety of careers. Most economists focus on the practical application of economics in both the private and government sectors.
There are many career opportunities for a major in Health Administration. Graduates can look forward to many popular jobs utilizing healthcare administration as medical and health services managers, also referred to as healthcare executives or healthcare administrators. These careers enable you to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare. In these fields you are either a specialists in charge of a specific clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or system..
- At a hospital, healthcare administrators set policy and determine ideal course of action.
- International organizations also regularly hire Health Administration majors.