Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Health Services Administration

The Health Services Administration minor provides students, regardless of major, with core courses that focus on significant health care issues in American society. The program is a solid foundation for internships, graduate programs and careers in health care.

As the the United States continue to place a high priority on building up the nation’s public health workforce, a minor in public health administration opens the door to diverse opportunities in the health care industry.

What does this mean for you? It means that with a minor in health care administration, you’ll be in high demand – and on a career path filled with advancement opportunities.

If you go into this profession, there are many specializations you can pursue, including:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospital administration
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Policy formation and analysis
  • Research
  • Social work
  • Sociology

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Career Opportunities

Medical and Health Services Managers plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Job titles include: Office Manager, Nurse Manager, Health and Social Service Manager, Program Manager, Clinical Director, Director of Nursing, Medical Records Manager, Mental Health Program Manager, Nutrition Services Manager, Practice Administrator

Wages:

The median annual wage was $88,580 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% or higher from 2012 to 2022.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.

Job titles include: Certified Industrial Hygienist; Chief Safety Officer; Corporate Safety Director; Director Employee Safety and Health; Environmental Health and Safety Manager; Environmental, Health, and Safety EHS Officer; Health and Safety Manager; Risk Control Consultant; Safety Consultant; Safety Specialist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $66,790 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Today our focus on preventing disease, illness and injury is just as apparent as our fight to diagnose and treat them. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports we not only need to retain those workers already in the field, but also add a substantial number of new ones, with the most occupational growth expected among health care support jobs.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow 26.5% by 2022.

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.

Job titles include: Sports Medicine Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, Naturopathic Physician, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Medical Scientist, Pediatrician, Surgeon, Obstetrician, Gynecologist, Family and General Practitioner, Internist, Oncologist, Cardiologist, Anesthesiologist and Neurologist.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $187,200 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 18% (faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Marketing Managers plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm’s profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm’s customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Job titles include: Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, Vice President of Marketing, Business Development Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Account Supervisor, Business Development Director, Commercial Lines Manager, Commercial Marketing Specialist, Market Development Manager

Wages:

The median annual wage was $119,480 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

Job titles include: Market Research Analyst, Market Analyst, Project Manager, Market Research Consultant, Client Service and Consulting Manager, Market Research Manager, Product Line Manager, Business Development Specialist, Client Services Vice President, Communications Specialist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $60,300 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

The finance and insurance sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions (transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) and/or in facilitating financial transactions. Common job functions include accountants, auditors, insurance sales agents, loan officers, tellers and securities, commodities and financial services sales agents.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

​Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow by 8% by 2022.

People who work in community and social service occupations are concerned with improving society and the lives of individuals. These workers perform a diverse array of duties that may include counseling individuals with substance abuse and behavioral problems, providing social assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of families, and offering spiritual and moral guidance to members of a faith.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $44,240 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the social service industry is expected to grow 17.2% by 2020.