Some people want to join the growing healthcare industry as administrators. Some people already working as healthcare professionals want to move into management. For both groups, the best way to achieve their objective is Bryant & Stratton College’s new bachelor’s degree program in Health Services Administration.
Like any business, healthcare needs good management to help keep it running smoothly and cost-efficiently, while ensuring quality services. Health services administrators typically help plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare, which includes overseeing staff, budgets and operations. Changes in the healthcare industry’s structure and financing have created a strong demand for such managers who can help organize and run everything from specific departments to entire facilities.
According to Heather Macknik, Bryant & Stratton College’s director of admissions, “Our new Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level and assistant management positions in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies, to name just a few.”
“The curriculum of this new program is based on the insights and recommendations of both local and national employers who keep us up-to-date on the latest technical skills and professional competencies they want in employees,” Macknik added. “The program will give students a comprehensive education in health-related topics and concepts as well as the management of health services and facilities – focusing on finance, legal aspects in healthcare, disaster planning and management, long-term-care management and information systems.”
Classes for Bryant & Stratton College’s bachelor’s degree program in Health Services Administration will be taught by highly credentialed and experienced healthcare professionals who have practiced what they teach. The college will also offer students special research opportunities and field experiences so they can apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world – helping them gain valuable insights and experience when they transition into a health services administration position.