Health Administration is a field that relates leadership, management and administration to health care systems. Health Administration encompasses individuals who plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care. Medical and health services managers and executives include specialists and generalists. Specialists are in charge of specific clinical departments or services, while generalists manage or help to manage and entire facility or system.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Leadership Planning activities Critical thinking
Flexibility Problem solving Team player
Numerical computation Coordinating activities Sound decision-making
Directing activities and staff Oral & written communication Cross-cultural skills
Organizing activities Interpersonal skills Computer literacy
Analyze and interpret data

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Athletic Director Fundraising and Event Coordinator Health Care Management
Media Relations Manager Health Club Worker Finance/Budget Administrator
Health Service Administrator Health Education Specialist Hospital Administrator
Public Health Advisor Human Resources Manager Contracts and Grants Analyst
Health Information Management Public Relations Officer Medical Secretary
Facility Rehab Director Risk Manager Nursing Home Administrator
Communications Specialist Business Development Liaison Quality Control Manager
Director of Nursing Physician Recruiter Activity and Event Coordinator
Organizational Development Specialist Medical Supply Representative Marketing Coordinator
Pharmaceutical Segment Manager Program Developer Project Manager
Drug Representative Market Researcher

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Ambulance Service Assisted Living Facilities Blood Banks
Custodial Care Facility Drug Abuse Facilities Free-standing Emergency Centers
Health Maintenance Organization Home Health Care Hospital/Nursing Home Care
Vocational/Rehabilitation Centers Insurance Companies Medical/Dental Group Practice
Migrant Health Projects Pharmaceutical Firms Poison Control Center
Private Practice Prison Health Service Public Health Services
Vision, Speech & Hearing Clinics

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • MBA Association
  • American College of Healthcare Administrators at FAU
  • American College of Healthcare Financial Executives

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • 270 Ways to Put Your Talent to Work in the Health Field
  • Careers for Health Nuts
  • Career Information Center: Health
  • Careers in Counseling
  • Careers in Health Care
  • Careers in Medicine
  • Healthcare Practitioners
  • Opportunities in Holistic Health Care
  • Your Future Your Choice: Careers in Allied Health
  • Opportunities in Public Health Careers
  • The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine & the Health Professions

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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