Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation.
If you are interested in earning a bachelors in healthcare administration, then you might be wondering what kind of opportunities will be available to you after graduation. Pursuing a BS in healthcare administration can open several doors within the healthcare field:
Advance to a Supervisory Role
If you are currently performing a clinical role within a healthcare facility and hope to advance to a supervisory role, you may want to consider a healthcare administration degree. The advanced curriculum prepares you for your career by providing you with the necessary conceptual and analytical skills for managing various operations and healthcare organizations, including leading healthcare professionals, building cross-functional teams and facilitating collaborative decision-making.
Prepare for Management Roles
After earning a bachelors degree in healthcare, you will be qualified to begin a career as an entry-level or mid-level manager for a healthcare facility, depending on your experience. Project management, teamwork and leadership are the most prominent aspects of these management positions. As a manager in healthcare, you may find a job in a variety of facilities such as a hospital, clinic, long-term care facility, mental health organization and more.
Pursue a Master’s Degree
If you decide you to continue advancing your education after earning a bachelors in healthcare administration, then you may want to consider a masters in healthcare administration. Advance your career even further as an executive management position in a hospital, clinic or ambulatory care facility. In addition to an executive management position, you will also be qualified for several other employment opportunities within insurance companies, government health agencies, medical device companies and medical equipment manufacturers.
If a career in healthcare administration sounds like a perfect fit for you, visit our website or contact us by clicking on the Request More Information button at the top of the page to find out how you can start your healthcare degree program at Grand Canyon University!
Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.