Health Services Administrator

By: Julia Day

Career Overview: Plan and direct the delivery of quality health care.

Skills: Communicate, solve problems, manage people and time, work well with others.

Working Conditions: Work indoors with a high level of social interaction, face to face, over the phone, and through email. Full time.

Wages and Outlook: Average hourly pay is $41.99 per hour. Outlook is very high, with a  23% growth.

Related Occupations: Registered Nurse, Business Management, Human Resources.

Career Program Of Study

Career Program Overview: A Health Services Administrator is in charge of the overall business management of the health care facility. You hire and supervise staff, control the finances, order all the supplies, enforce the policy and procedures, and communicate with other managers to keep everything running smoothly.

Career Program Admission: To be ready for this program you should take these classes; Intro to Buisness, Anatomy and Physiology, and Health Science.

Typical Course Work: Anatomy and Physiology, Business Finance, Health Economics, Health Care Planning, etc.

Career Related Programs: Family Practitioners, Medical scientists, Registered Nurses, and Social Services.

Schools Offering Program: Augsburg, St. Mary's, Capella, Concordia, MSU Moorhead.

College Choice

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead Minnesota:

  • 38,566 people.
  • Largest city in North West Minnesota.
  • Clay County.

Admission Requirements: $20 application fee, top 50% of your class, 17 or higher on the ACT.

College Expenses:

  • Tuition- $6,894
  • Room and Board, Meal Plan- $7,292

Financial Aid: $46 million given away each year. 80% of student receive scholarships. Must complete FAFSA form.

Housing Halls: Nelson, Ballard, Dahl, Holmquist.

Activities and Clubs:

  • Sororities(phi sigma, Delta Pi, Tri Beta)
  • Volleyball, Wrestling, Golf, Track, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country, Dance, Cheer Team, Football, Tennis, Basketball.
  • Glee Club, Photo Club, Chemistry Club

Plans to Reach My Goal

  • Continue with High STEP.
  • Look into more health care careers.
  • Apply after taking the ACT.

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