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Health Care Administration Career Opportunities

A career in health care administration presents students with the opportunity to a make a significant contribution to the health of the members of their community. Options for health care professionals have never been more diverse: students may find careers with hospitals, nursing homes, physicians groups, home health agencies, nursing homes and extended care facilities, insurance companies and HMOs, as well as companies that provide healthcare supplies, equipment, and materials.

Some of the specialized areas for entry and mid-level administrators are in finance, government relations, human resources, information systems, marketing, medical staff relations, patient care services, and planning and development. Graduates may choose to work for local, state and federal agencies or with private foundations such as the Red Cross or the American Hospital Association. Students considering a health care administration degree are prepared to work in leadership positions in a variety of roles that can easily create a lifelong career in an interesting and challenging position.