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Skills and Competencies

What can the Healthcare Administration Program do for you?

The skills and competencies you develop on this program will prepare you for an entry to mid-level management position within a healthcare related enterprise.

Within the healthcare arena, these competencies will potentially be useful in many fields:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Clinical Education Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Finance
  • Food and Nutrition Management
  • Housekeeping
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing
  • Performance Improvement
  • Public Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Services Training
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management


What kinds of competencies will you develop?

  • Technical Skills (Operations, Finance, Information Systems, Strategic Planning)
  • Industry Knowledge (Clinical Processes, Healthcare Institutions, Healthcare Regulations)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Interpersonal Skills


Specific Examples:

  • Technical Skills (Analyze and improve work flow processes; Analyze costs and benefits in financial decision making; Perform a job analysis)
  • Industry Knowledge (Appreciate roles of many healthcare professionals and how they relate; Apply legal requirements and regulations to patients and employees)
  • Interpersonal Skills (Partnering, coaching, managerial courage)


Where are the HCA job opportunities?

  • Hospitals
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Healthcare Insurance Organizations
  • Group Medical Practices
  • Private Healthcare Practices
  • Home Healthcare Agencies
  • Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Retirement Communities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
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