Healthcare Administration Adult Program
Who should be interested in a degree in healthcare? Healthcare is a swiftly growing and rapidly expanding sector of today’s job market. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve others and want to take advantage of the employment and advancement opportunities in this dynamic field, CUI’s Healthcare Administration degree may be a good fit for you. Career opportunities with a healthcare administration degree in Orange County are expansive and invigorating– including hospital and health systems administration, medical groups, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, care management organizations, health information technology firms, supply chain companies, government/policy organizations, health insurers and healthcare administration consulting firms.
What is our program about? With a focus on learning centered courses, community partnerships, research, advocacy, and scholarship, the Healthcare Administration Program educates students for professional positions, enhancing the operational efficiency and effectiveness of Healthcare and related organizations and improving the delivery of Healthcare services. Christian leadership principles are highlighted throughout the program’s curriculum. This program provides students with solid academic depth to improve their opportunities to move into leadership positions in the industry.
Why should you be interested in a Healthcare Administration degree? The answer to that is as varied as the opportunities afforded by this burgeoning field.
- home healthcare facility
- nursing and residential care facility
- ambulatory healthcare service
- physician’s office
- physical or occupational therapist’s office
- dental office
- chiropractor’s office
Nationwide, median annual wages of medical and health services managers is $81,850, with the middle 50 percent earning between $63,700 and $105,980.
Data for the healthcare administration Orange County area shows slightly higher numbers with a median annual wage of $93,910 and the middle 50 percent earning between $68,550 and $122,600.
A few of the career options available to a Healthcare Administration degree holder include:
- Healthcare administrator
Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare.
- Assistant administrator
Direct activities in clinical areas, such as nursing, surgery, therapy, medical records, and health information.
- Nursing home administrator
Manage personnel, finances, facility operations, and admissions, while also providing resident care.
- Clinical manager
Establish and implement policies, objectives, and procedures for their departments; evaluate personnel and work quality; develop reports and budgets; and coordinate activities with other managers.
- Health information manager
Responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and must keep up with current computer and software technology, as well as with legislative requirements.
Nationwide employment within the healthcare administration sector (SOC Code 11-9111) is projected to grow “faster than average”* indicating a projected growth of between 14 –19%. It is expected that the healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring a greater number of managers to help ensure smooth business operations.
* U.S. Department. of Labor, 2010
So how does the program work? Concordia University's Accelerate program is offered in a unique hybrid cohort setting consisting of 12-18 adult learners who provide networking opportunities as well as a solid support system. Classes are offered on the beautiful Concordia Irvine campus or at your company site (minimum enrollment required) providing you with the valuable experience of face-to-face interaction and discussion, as well as the flexibility of working online to maximize your time. Both the classroom and the online assignments provide practical real world work - case studies / simulations /project based assignments.