Finding your fit in a health care career requires knowledge of self and the job market itself. Careers behind the scenes are just as valuable and rewarding. Concorde’s Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is a two-year completion program for licensed Respiratory Therapists. It gives students an understanding of the principals and practice necessary to have a successful career in health care administration.
While researching the career, you might be impressed with what the career has to offer, yet wonder, is a career in health care administration right for me? The career calls for an individual who enjoys being in a position of leadership. One of the main roles of a health care administrator is to plan and oversee medical and health services, oftentimes in a hospital. Strong interpersonal skills and a natural inclination for long-term, big-picture planning are useful. One major concern of a health care administrator is determining whether the facility and its employees are working in harmony with health care laws and regulations. With technology rapidly changing the administration of health care in this country, the health care administrator has the challenging task of reforming individual facilities to make sure they are operating optimally.
Most health care administrators work in hospitals, group medical practices, clinics and nursing homes. If the health care field appeals to you, but the technical, hands-on work required of a nurse or doctor is a mismatch for you, you might want to consider earning a bachelor’s in health care administration. A bachelor’s degree is all that is required, but many administrators further their careers by earning master’s degrees after a few initial years working in the field.