Healthcare Administration Career Opportunities
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 <strong> Health Sciences </strong>

College of
Health Sciences

Healthcare Administration Degree Program

Healthcare Administration Careers Overview

The healthcare industry is changing at a rapid pace and the number of careers in healthcare continues to grow. Over the next 19 years, an estimated 10,000 Americans will turn 65 every day.1 And because of the new federal healthcare legislation, up to 32 million Americans will gain access to health insurance.2 To manage this massively increased demand on the healthcare sector, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between 2012 and 2022 more than 5 million new healthcare positions will be created.3 Earning your bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Informatics or Healthcare Management may give you the knowledge and credentials to move forward into a very rewarding career.

1 "Boomers Hit New Self-Absorption Milestone: Age 65," New York Times, 12/31/2010,
www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/us/01boomers.html

2 "For Consumers, Clarity on Healthcare Changes," New York Times, 3/21/10,
www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/your-money/health-insurance/22consumer.html

3 Bureau of Labor Statistics; http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm

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Professional Responsibilities

Career Options

Industries

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration, you can be prepared to lead the way to the future of the healthcare industry. Careers in healthcare administration could involve the following responsibilities:

  • Increasing efficiencies and cost controls
  • Helping to lead industry efforts to digitize medical records
  • Leveraging security methods to keep electronic medical information secure
  • Working to build strong inter-disciplinary teams from medical practitioners to administrators
  • Managing compliance with new and changing regulations by utilizing new technologies

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Career Options

DeVry University graduates in Healthcare Administration can be prepared to enter one of many career fields:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Clinical Administrative Coordinator
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Business Office Supervisor
  • Home Care Administrator
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Medical Informaticist
  • Health Information Management Technician

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Industries

Healthcare administration jobs are growing in a number of industries, including:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Doctors' offices
  • Home care facilities
  • Hospital networks
  • Insurance companies

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