Health administration integrates courses from the health and business administration programs and is designed to develop the skills needed for management positions in a variety of fields. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, emphasizes knowledge of global health care issues, and includes a minor in business administration.
Why is Health Administration in demand?
- Health administration takes on a vital role in the overall delivery of health care.
- Salaries for health care administrators are strong. The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $94,500 in May 2015. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- There is a growing demand for health care services in the U.S. as the Baby Boomer generation enters their Medicare years. The demand for both acute care services and long-term care services is increasing each year.
Is it for me?
- A person who has the ability to lead and manage in a dynamic and challenging field?
- A visionary with the ability to grasp the financial impact that health care has on our economy?
- A person who can plan, direct and coordinate across all spectrums on the management compendium?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Health Administration
What makes our program stand out is the faculty. They are experts in the field, teach from life-experiences and love to help students in any way they can.
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Where will health administration take me?
Students are given a broad base of knowledge for securing entry-level positions with public and private agencies, organizations such as hospitals, insurance and managed care companies, pharmaceutical firms, community health and rehabilitation facilities. A recent survey showed that first-year graduates of The University of Scranton’s health administration program earned an average of $49,000.
Our graduates have landed jobs in some of the leading providers of health care in the eastern U.S., including:
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Geisinger Health System
St. Luke's Health Care System
Lehigh Valley Health Care System
Moses Taylor Hospital
University of Pennsylvania Health Care System
Hahnemann University Hospital
The curriculum also provides a theoretical foundation for future graduate-level education in various disciplines such as public health, health administration, health policy and planning, gerontology, law school and business administration. Many of our graduates pursue master’s degrees and have been accepted to graduate programs at top-notch universities, including:
The University of Scranton
New York University
Penn State University
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
One of the many things students tell us they love about Scranton is that our faculty are active in helping them achieve their career goals. As you walk across campus, you’ll often see students chatting with faculty over coffee to discuss ideas.
Whether it’s advising or providing letters of references for a competitive graduate school or that dream job, faculty make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. That deep level of understanding means that our faculty are not only dedicated teachers and strong researchers, but also advocates for you professionally.