3 Reasons to Become a Health Care Administrator

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Health care administrators play an essential role in the health care industry. These professionals make sure that their facility is organized and on top of its agenda. In addition, this is a rewarding career that can open the door to many opportunities in the health care field.

Becoming a health care administrator is hard work and requires a lot of dedication; however, the results are absolutely worth it. Here are three reasons to become a health care administrator!

Every Day is Different

Maintaining a health care facility keeps health care administrators busy, as they must be on their feet and ready to go at all times. There are many different situations that can arise at any given time when running a hospital or a small clinic. Different situations may call for your attention, requiring you to respond with your knowledge and expertise gained from your experience in health care.

Opportunities are Everywhere

Health care administrators have many options when it comes to their career. There are many different settings you can find yourself in as a health care administrator. For example, facilities like pharmacies, clinics and nursing homes are in need of health care administrators. You also may be able to advance in your career and even have the chance to become a hospital CEO.

You Could Earn a Great Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for health care administrators in 2015 was $94,500. If you are looking for a career that pays well, this one to consider. In addition to financial benefits, becoming a health care administrator can lead to a rewarding life, as you will have the ability to change lives and make a difference each day.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is committed to preparing students to fill evolving roles in health care. To learn about GCU’s health care degrees, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

Written by Kellianne Holland, a freshman earning an early childhood education degree at GCU.


  • “Medical and Health Services Managers.” Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.

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