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Bachelor's Degrees

Pursue Your Career in Healthcare Administration

Learn key skills to manage the business of healthcare.

Pursue Your Path with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration

The healthcare field relies on administrative professionals to help improve the quality of patient care as well as control costs. Our Bachelor’s Degree Program in Healthcare Administration Specializations are designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills to support healthcare organizations be more effective in providing care to patients. In these programs, you’ll explore hands on learning in health services information systems, managed care and insurance, healthcare compliance and finance, health policy, marketing and human resource management.

Get to Know Our Healthcare Administration Program Specializations

Our Healthcare Administration Management Specialization: helps you prepare to play an important role in areas like healthcare policy, managed care, insurance, information systems or finance and strongly emphasizes health services as well as administrative skills, helping you build a broad range of abilities and gain a greater understanding of the business and management side of healthcare administration.

Our Healthcare Administration Analytics Specialization helps you learn how to make necessary data-driven decision making in this rapidly evolving industry. This specialization prepares you with the skills to navigate this dynamic landscape, combining healthcare expertise with innovative analytics techniques.

Our Healthcare Administration General Specialization helps you prepare to play an important role in areas like healthcare policy, managed care, insurance, information systems and finance to prepare you to impact patient care and healthcare delivery.

This specialization also allows you to choose a mix of courses that match your professional interests.

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Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

Each of our Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration specializations are anchored with  our Digital Health Core courses, which are designed to help you explore principles used throughout the healthcare ecosystem and provide you with hands-on experience working with industry-standard software systems.

In addition, each program will focus on the following key areas:

  • Health Services Management
    Understand the unique characteristics of U.S. healthcare systems and key trends, major system components and their interrelationships, and internal and external influences on delivery of services and healthcare professions.
  • Health Services Information Systems
    Apply hardware and software options for managing patient records and insurance and billing data and developing and maintaining health services information systems.
  • Managed Care and Health Insurance
    Explore health insurance products and managed care approaches to the financing and delivery of healthcare services in the United States.
  • Health Rights and Responsibilities
    Become familiar with legal and ethical issues of healthcare services with understanding of legal relationships among providers, payers and patients, and issues of professional liability.
  • Health Services Finance
    Gain an understanding of healthcare costs and expenditures.
  • Healthcare Policy
    Study political, social, economic and technological influences that underlie U.S. policy-making processes as well as cultural values and beliefs regarding health.
  • Project Management
    Get hands-on, practical experience with project management planning software as you learn to manage stakeholders, project communications, scope, schedules, budgets and risks.
  • Human Resource Management
    Learn to manage corporate human resources including planning, staffing and rewards, as well as developing and maintaining positions and people.

28% Projected Growth

According to the BLS, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28% on a national level from 2022 to 2032,1 which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. BLS projections are not specific to DeVry University students or graduates and may include earners at all stages of their career and not just entry level.

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Career Opportunities in Healthcare Administration

  • Project Manager: Oversee different initiatives or projects of a business, monitors their progress and completion, and ensures that they meet the expectations of the project.

  • Program Manager: Act as a coordinator between multiple projects at a business or organization to be sure they're benefiting each other and aligning with overall business goals.

  • Practice Administrator: Oversee daily administrative processes and staff at medical facilities. Assist with business improvement plans, manage medical facilities' finances, perform hiring procedures, and monitor activities for compliance in health industry regulations.

  • Health Services Coordinator: Handle administrative tasks, appointment scheduling, inventory management, and communications. Provide organized, clerical support and assistance to medical staff, patients, and their families. Conduct staff-performance checks and maintain medical records.

  • Office Manager: Responsible for keeping an office running smoothly and overseeing administrative support. This job can range widely in duties and responsibilities, from reception, copy editing and support, to handling a specific type of paperwork or filing for a specific department.

  • Business Analyst: An important part of any project team, act as the key interface between the users and the project manager and gather information, document processes, and confirm the final documents with users.

  • Financial Analyst: Provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They may also advise companies on financial strategy decisions, such as the ideal structure of a corporation.

  • Program Analyst: Also known as Management Analysts, Program Analysts have a firm grasp of information technology and work either in private companies or in local, state, or federal government departments to improve and optimize operations, initiatives, processes, and procedures.

  • Compliance Analyst: Also known as compliance managers, compliance analysts ensure that an organization's operations and procedures meet government and industry compliance standards. They research regulations and policies, communicate requirements, and apply for compliance certification on behalf of their organizations.

  • Telemedicine Manager: This position is responsible for supervising the telemedicine clinic staff, for implementing new clinical contracts, for process improvement, and for coordinating with many specialty departments to ensure coverage for this "virtual" multi-specialty clinic.

  • Healthcare Technology Manager: Oversee the overall selection, implementation, usage, effectiveness and management of healthcare technology equipment and systems.

  • Technical Program Manager: Drive the execution of product development concepts. Duties include contributing technical expertise to product development, coordinating the development of new technologies, ensure timely product delivery and monitor software performance metrics.

  • Program Coordinator: Manage projects by maintaining budgets, ensuring that staff follow schedules, and creating positive relationships with all team members in the project.

  • Customer Service Manager: Ensure that patients are satisfied. Provide superb customer service by leading and motivating the customer service team and creating customer satisfaction goals.

  • Financial Planning & Analysis Manager: Responsible for overseeing the budgeting process and performing financial analysis. Develop accurate forecasts based on historical data and create detailed reports that explain financial recommendations to senior management or policymakers.

  • Office Manager: Responsible for keeping an office running smoothly and overseeing administrative support. This job can range widely in duties and responsibilities, from reception, copy editing and support, to handling a specific type of paperwork or filing for a specific department.

Program Courses

Healthcare Administration Degree Courses

Our healthcare administration degree courses are designed to help you develop the management skills needed to prepare to pursue a career in healthcare administration. The program includes courses such as human resource management, health services finance, managed care and health insurance, to name a few.

Here at DeVry, we’re on a mission to help you not only learn skills specific to your area of interest, like healthcare administration, but also prepare you for the workplace by covering general studies topics such as principles of ethics, technical writing, economics and more.

To review full program course offerings, please view the program guides.

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Healthcare Management Specialization Program Guide
Healthcare Administration Analytics Program Guide
Healthcare Administration General Program Guide

FAQs: Healthcare Management Degree Specialization

What can I expect to learn throughout the healthcare management degree program?

With our healthcare administration degree, you can expect to learn about managing care and health insurance, healthcare policies, health services management and human resource management.

Some examples of the healthcare management classes that you may take include:

  • Principles of Management: Learn about management theories and management principles.
  • Health Services Information Systems: Explore how technology is used in health service information systems. Learn about applications for hardware and software and how they relate to confidentiality, patient records and insurance and billing data.
  • Principles of Ethics: Learn about personal and professional dilemmas and analyze those dilemmas using moral and ethical principles.

What general education courses do I need to have completed before I can start my healthcare administration degree online?

At DeVry, our hybrid and online Healthcare Administration Degree Program is designed to include a mix of general education and program-specific courses. You will typically be able to start taking courses specific to your degree program within your first few sessions.

How can I get my Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration?

You have two options when it comes to earning your Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration at DeVry. You can choose to earn your Healthcare Administration Degree online or through a hybrid option, which is a combination of online courses and on-site courses.2

If you choose the 100% online option, you’ll still have access to your professors and classmates just as you would with on-site classes. You can reach out to your professors at any time, including office hours, and you can stay in touch with peers through our online peer-to-peer student community.

Should you choose on-site courses, you will attend classes at one of our physical campuses. Your professors will be just as accessible as they are for online students, and some assignments and discussions will still be completed in our online platform.

Get started today. Our three-step admissions process is easy — complete your application, speak to an admissions representative and create a schedule that meets your needs.

Is the demand for healthcare administration professionals expected to grow in the future?

Yes! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare administration roles are projected to grow 28% on a national level from 2022 to 2032, which is much faster than average, resulting in about 54,700 jobs per year.1

1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. BLS projections are not specific to DeVry University students or graduates and may include earners at all stages of their career and not just entry level.

How much does it cost to earn a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration online?

There can be many factors that contribute to your total tuition costs. Here at DeVry, our tuition is billed by the credit hour. Ultimately, how much you pay for your healthcare administration degree will depend on whether or not you qualify for scholarships or grants and whether you have any qualifying transfer credits. Explore your options by visiting our Tuition page.

What are the requirements for enrolling in a Healthcare Administration degree program at DeVry?

To enroll in our Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration program, you need to meet our undergraduate admissions requirements. These include being at least 17 years old on the first day of class (regardless of whether you study online or on-site), having earned a high school diploma or equivalent5 and possibly having to complete a college-level skills evaluation. For complete admissions requirement, please see the academic catalog.

Is a Graduate Certificate or Master’s in Health Services worth pursuing after earning a Bachelor's?

Earning your graduate certificate or master’s degree can be a great next step after your bachelor’s. Which program you choose should depend on your career goals and the skills you wish to gain.

Our Graduate Certificate Program in Health Services Management program covers health rights and responsibilities, health services finances and other topics specific to the healthcare field. You can earn this as a standalone certificate or stack it into a Master of Public Administration degree or MBA with a Specialization in Health Services at DeVry.3

Our MBA Program with a Specialization in Health Services covers high-level issues in healthcare economics. It also covers key skills to help you learn how to think critically about healthcare-related legal and ethical issues, learn about health insurance trends, explore healthcare finance and more.

Our Admissions team can help you review each program and determine which might be the better fit for you.

Are there benefits to earning industry recognized healthcare administration certifications in addition to a Bachelor’s degree?

There can be numerous benefits that may come with earning Healthcare Administration industry certifications in addition to your Bachelor’s degree. Some of these include meeting the qualifications for increased job opportunities and being part of more efficient and impactful work environments. It can also be a great way to help demonstrate the skills you’ve developed to your current and future employers, in addition to potentially helping your resume stand out among the crowd.

What is Healthcare Administration?

Healthcare administration is the practice of overseeing the operations of a care provider facility such as a hospital or doctor's office. Administrators work behind the scenes at these organizations dealing with budgets and policy decisions. Their ultimate goal is to improve the quality of patient care while reducing the overall cost of operations.

What are the steps to becoming a Healthcare Administrator?

Everyone’s path is different, but there are a few steps you can take to prepare yourself to pursue a career as a healthcare administrator:

1. Earn a degree in healthcare administration.
2. Continue your education with an MBA in Healthcare or MBA in Business Administration.
3. Earn additional certifications that will help with your healthcare administrator career. Some examples include: Certified Revenue Cycle Executive (CRCE), Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP), Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CFHP), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).

1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. BLS projections are not specific to DeVry University students or graduates and may include earners at all stages of their career and not just entry level.
2Program and course availability vary by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.