BS in Community Health, Health Services Administration

Health Care is a business, and like every other business endeavor good management keeps demand steady and overhead low. The occupation, medical and health services manager, encompasses all individuals who plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, market demand for Health Service/Care Administrators is expected to grow faster (21-35 percent) than average through 2012, as the health services industry continues to expand and diversify. Opportunities will especially be good in offices of physicians, and other health care practitioners, home health care services and outpatient care centers. Medical and health service managers held some 244,000 jobs in 2002 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This data indicates that 37 percent of those positions were in hospitals, 17 percent were employed in physicians' offices and nursing care facilities. The remaining 46% found positions in home health care services, Federal government health care facilities, ambulatory facilities run by State and local governments, outpatient care centers, insurance carriers, and community health care facilities for the elderly.

Median annual earnings, according to the Department of Labor, were $61,370.

Matriculation Requirements

For admission to the bachelor degree program, students must complete ZOOL 1090 and ENVT 2560 with a minimum C- grade, and must complete MGMT 2200 and MGMT 2240 with a minimum C grade.