What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in health care administration?

What is Health Care Administration? 

Even before the pandemic put increased pressure on health systems, there was a growing need for administrators who support and improve the function of health care organizations — all with the aim of better caring for patients and public health in general. 

A bachelor’s in health care administration offers the perfect mashup of business skills and healthcare concepts for aspiring administrators. The health care industry is expected to continue growing as the population ages and the need for qualified health care administrators will grow as well. 

Luckily, Regis University has been preparing  young leaners, as well as those looking to differentiate themselves in their careers in health care administration, for years. Learn more about how Regis can help you with your bachelor’s in health care administration.  


Why is Health Care Administration So Important? 

Every organization needs guidance from an individual or through a team and health care administrators oversee operations to make sure things are running smoothly and efficiently. Those in this role make crucial decisions behind the scenes to improve health care delivery and potentially save lives and improve health. 

This path is perfect for anyone looking for a meaningful career. 


What Does a Healthcare Administrator Do? 

This career is for someone who wants to work to organize and assist health care organizations to work efficiently and to help them grow. You might be wondering what a healthcare administrator does. Some of the critical roles include: 

      • Helping your organization adapt to change; 
      • Keep staff up to date on things such as laws and regulations; 
      • Improve efficiency and quality; 
      • Train new staff members; 
      • Monitor the  budget and finances.


The (Expanding) State of Health Care 

Climate change and an aging population are just two of the factors teaming up to increase the need for robust health care systems — and skilled administrators to guide them.  

“As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “This means greater needs for physicians and other healthcare workers, medical procedures, and healthcare facilities, and therefore greater needs for managers who organize and manage medical information and healthcare staff.” 

In 2020, according to BLS, there were nearly 430,000 medical and health services management jobs in the United States. That number is expected to increase by 32 percent by 2030, with a projected 51,800 openings each year. 


Health Care Administration Jobs 

Not all administrative jobs are open to recent grads with bachelor’s degrees. You may need to work at an entry-level job in the field for a few years before advancing to roles with greater responsibility. However, the chances for advancement are numerous and your degree will likely set you apart from other candidates, both for your initial job and for future opportunities. 

Health care administrators work within every health care organization and with every internal department — from the patient-facing side to more behind-the-scenes settings. They also work with pharmaceutical companies, health insurance organizations, government agencies, consultants, and professional societies tied to health care. Public health is at the heart of health care administration. Here are just a few of the jobs and their median salaries that could become career options for you with your bachelor’s in health care administration: 

• Associate Nursing Officer: $147,676
• Clinical Operations Manager: $116,397
• Clinical Supervisor: $78,785 
• Compensation Manager: $133,074 
• Health Policy Analyst: $71,317 
• Health Services Manager: $101,340 
• Home Care Administrator: $88,286 
• Human Resources Manager: $114,762 
• Insurance Specialist: $65,674 
• Managed Care Analyst: $60,992 
• Manager of Risk Management: $122,961 
• Medical Billing Manager: $48,545 
• Medical Director: $314,123 
• Nursing Home Administrator: $125,067 
• Pharmaceutical Product Manager: $138,434 
• Medical practice Manager: $66,510 
• Program Manager: $78,488 
• Records and Information Technician: $40,509 
• Risk Management Analyst: $84,748 


Poised for Success: Health Care Administration at Regis

Regis classes are online or held on- campus in the evenings, making this program perfect for working professionals. The degree is also eligible for our FastForward program, which enables you to earn both your bachelor’s in health care administration and your master’s in health services administration at the same time. 

Regis not only allows for a more one-on-one experience with your professors, but it also teaches students to be mindful and to focus on self-care in order to be successful. Students will not only excel in health care administration, but also as people. Regis will challenge you to be the best student you can be by taking you out of your comfort zone and making you ask questions.  

Whatever approach you choose, you’ll graduate with knowledge, skills, and credentials that will open doors to administrative roles — where you’ll be able to make a positive difference for patients and those who care for them. 

Ready to get started? Learn more about the B.S. in Health Care Administration. 

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