Health Informatics & Administration

Health Care Administration Studies

Like all businesses, the business of healthcare needs strong leadership and management to run smoothly. As a Health Care Administrator, you may manage or oversee the operation of a single department or an entire healthcare facility. To make effective decisions, Health Care Administrators must understand basic business principles such as: finance, information systems, strategic planning, human resources, and marketing. Strong management and leadership abilities (e.g., business skills, problem-solving and decision making, communication, diplomacy, flexibility, and mentoring) will be essential to your success. Entering the profession, you may be responsible for establishing and implementing the policies and objectives of a specific clinical area or department within a facility. You may be required to train and evaluate personnel, develop reports and budgets, and coordinate activities with other managers. With experience and an advanced degree, Health Care Administrators may move into executive leadership and management positions in which they could be responsible for millions of dollars of facilities and equipment, as well as hundreds of employees.