Health Services Administration

To operate efficiently, a hospital needs an exceptional group of people working behind the scenes. It takes doctors, technicians, nurses, cleaning staff, engineers, volunteers, and many other people to guarantee patients have great experiences and outcomes. Someone who majored in health services administration is the person who manages these teams and hospital operations in general. Health sciences administrators need to be organized and ambitions. Their daily work includes supervising medical staff, hiring and firing personnel, attending safety and board meetings, and monitoring the hospital's financial situation. With such broad responsibilities, administrators need to be quick thinkers and able to adapt to changing situations. In college, you'll be taught some of the concepts you'll need to use daily on the job as a health services administrator, like health care law, managing personnel, and risk management. As you near the end of your studies, you'll have the opportunity to do an internship with a health care organization, where you can apply the theories you've learned in the classroom. Certification is not a requirement for most graduates, but individuals who wish to work in nursing homes should investigate the licensing requirements for their state. Individuals who chose to pursue doctorate positions usually go into research positions or teach at colleges.

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“…ucla has a great student atmosphere: it includes great school spirit, rich history, excellent academics and research programs, and a well-rounded student body. it is also situated in west la, which is a great environment in itself to explore social...” – Kevin

“…My school is big on traditions and is overall a very friendly campus. The professors are willing to help you one on one to help you get the grade you need and deserve. I rate my school a 10 from 1-10 because its a very big happy family who look out...” – Amanda from Houston, TX

“…brown is awesome because it is very challenging and definitely a rigorous education, but students generally work together as opposed to competing against each other. the spirit on campus is one of acceptance of everything and everyone and anyone can...” – Danielle from North Potomac, MD

“…The University of Washington is a challenging school that blossoms independence and creativity. The majority of all faculty members are enthusiastic about the subject they teach, and are willing to assist all students. This school provides excellent...” – Ronald from Honolulu, HI

“…UMD, College Park is a school full of opportunities and great education. It has a campus feel, but is large enough to feel like it's own town and easy access to Washington, D.C. and other commercial areas, providing plenty of opportunities for...” – Jennifer from Western Maryland

“…It's great! Take a bike though cause they seem useful. Have fun.” – Edwin from Cape Coral, FL

“…I transferred to OU from Marietta College and I believe it was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. I had much anxiety being a minority student on a campus with about 30,000 students but OU offers so many organizations that cater to the...” – Proud Bobkitty

“…Settled in the middle of Pittsburgh, students learn in one of the best, most interesting, and understated cities in the country. Pitt has it all with beautiful academic buildings, an abundance of interesting classes, and sports teams unifying the...” – Debra from Harrington Park, NJ

“…If you're not rich, it's totally a different world you will be living in. (the Vandybubble) It's annoying but the experience and education is SO worth it. WE BLEED BLACK AND GOLD- LET'S GO DORES!” – Z from Nashville, TN

“…Johns Hopkins University is an esteemed research university where students are pushed and challenged to achieve their potential and then surpass it. It's not a place where students come to have fun but a place where leaders, innovators, researchers,...” – Chidera from Philadelphia, PA

“…Emory is surprisingly the perfect grounds for culturing new ideas. Even though it doesn't have a football team, Emory is still high in spirit and makes up for it in swimming and soccer. Above all, Emory is the perfect combination of nature-esque...” – Sindhu from GA

“…U of Iowa is an institution that invites young minds to grow and develop with the help of highly educated leaders. Family values are important within the administration and add value to the environment within the grounds of the university. Service is...” – Eric from Pingrey Grove, IL

“…Rutgers University-New Brunswick has been all that I expected in a University and more. It has provided me with many different opportunities such as research and volunteer opportunities to gain experience in my field of interest while attending...” – Francesca from New Brunswick, NJ

“…George Washington is the only place I'd want to be. There's no other college in the world that is just a few steps from the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. GW is a large school, with a diverse student body who all come together for fun events...” – Meredith from Marlton, NJ

“…unique. rigorous. rewarding.” – Pre-med from Portland, OR

“…this university is great for social service and catering to our community. the majors are designed to provide a liberal arts education, while preparing students for the real world. there is great diversity on campus, and opportunities to join clubs...” – nalini from Glendale, CA

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“…I don't know what I love more, this school or this city! You get to experience New Orleans, but live in the nicer area! I really feel as though I am receiving a first-rate education!” – Alyssa from Clermont, FL

“…tufts is a phenomenal research university. it's a great community made up of interesting and friendly students and professors, and it's welcoming to students with every academic interest imaginable. you'll like it here.” – Thomas from Braintree, MA

“…Great resources. Many opportunities. A overall great experience. ” – Zubair from Chicago, IL

“…Chapman is a small school with lots of friendly familiar faces. Chapman has great enthusiastic professors that are very personable. Chapman is really a school that is all about you. ” – so you cant stalk me on facebook

“… Umass Amherst is a great school with abundant of activities and academic assistance. Within a nice and suitable environment to study and learn, you will able to explore one of the most beautiful places in the world.” – Jian from Jamaica Plain, MA

“…Toledo is a great college with a great business program I would recommend to anyone. The teachers are very helpful, respectful and understanding to your desire to learn more and more. The students are very friendly and also want to help you learn...” – Freeman from Bedford, OH

“…The perfect school if you want to do business. The curriculum is tough, but it teaches you a lot about the business world. The people are awesome, everyone is really welcoming and the faculty is outstanding, and we live off of Microsoft Outlook and...” – Arjun from Cambridge, MA

“…A group of highly-motivated students goes here. New York is a difficult place to live for most, and the hard work that people put into their daily lives is the same as that of their studies. The student population is not very intimate.” – Eric from Columbus, GA

“…The University of New Mexico is an outstanding school. Not only are you surrounded by a Southwest atmosphere, but you also are being instructed by some of the best professors in the nation. Go Lobos!” – Kyran from Phoenix, AZ

“…If I were to give Park University a grade, I'd give it and A. Coming onto the campus I was told that the University was extremely diverse; I had no idea how diverse untill I stayed on campus! There is constantly a festival being held for a different...” – Akimmy from Independence, MO

“…UB is fun, sporadic, entertaining, and most importantly educational. UB is a great place to learn and grow through the various programs that are offered. There are specialization designed to meet specific needs of those looking to work in particular...” – Jonathan from Woodstock, MD

“…weber state is a great school. i love the diversity here. i have made so many wonderful friends as well!” – Karlie from Ogden, UT

“…Rollins is a multicultural school with lots of opportunities. Rollins has a gorgeous campus. Rollins has provided me with the support that I need to be successful.” – Luisa from Winter Garden, FL

Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ

“…I simply just love attending Rider University. From the amazing people, to the fun events and the great professors, choosing Rider was the best decision I made. ” – Diana from South River, NJ

“…Southeastern Louisiana University is an amazing college. It has an outstanding student-to-teacher ratio and there are tons of clubs and organizations to be a part of. The campus is laid out perfectly to help ensure punctuality and it has a great...” – Jessica from Ponchatoula, LA

“…the university of new orleans provides students from high school graduates to non-traditional students with an excellent opportunity to obtain a quality education. the university of new orleans is rich in diversity. i love being a uno privateer!” – Bridget from New Orleans, LA

“…Robert Morris University lives up to what it claims to be. It is business school and is all about it's business of turning out successful graduates. The Career Center will place you in a position that will make full use of your skills and talents.” – Kareem from Mckeesport, PA

“…Union College has an amazing atmosphere that I haven't experienced anywhere else. If you are looking for God and people that love Him, Union is the place to go. ” – Megan from CO

“…i love it there. i am currently a commuter student, but the atmosphere seems like a standard university setting.” – Tabitha from Detroit, MI

“…My college is Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I love that it is close to home so I can stay close with my family. My father passed away july 20th, 2012 so I need to stay close for my mother. ” – Melissa from LACKAWAXEN, PA

“…usm is a great school that is often taken for granted. there are tons of opportunities available once you become involved in the community. usm is also known to have some of the best programs around, in certain majors.” – Jenae

“…The University of the Sciences is a clean, newly built, and a very nice school. The teachers are very nice and all want to help you succeed. The school is small but there are many things to do in a large city like Philadelphia.” – Alexandra from Sayre, PA

“…This college offers smaller classes which is beneficial because the teachers get to know you. The advisors and counselors generally care about the students and are there to help. I do not feel like just a number or body like many of the other college...” – Matthew from Palm Harbor, FL

“…I will give Mississippi College a 9 out of 10. They're friendly and nice to everyone, and they actually help you with anything you need to get more money for tuition and fees. Overall great college.” – Samuel from Gautier, MS

“…I rate it high. I like that the campus is pretty close together. The cafeteria is awesome. ” – Kimberly from Tahlequah, OK

“…UDM has a beautiful campus and a very helpful staff. Professors work with students and do everything in their power to make sure each student succeeds. UDM is small, but there is a place for everyone to fit in here.” – Amber from Sterling Heights, MI

“…Southern Serves the community, while remaining humble. Southern also encourages healthy living, which promotes better health. Most importantly, their are lots of resources for strong academic success.” – Aaron from Collegedale, TN

Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA

“…Wilson College is currently in financial crisis and students have been rallying to protect this school's future. I am inspired by the history of this school and the reaction from students and faculty to protect it. Wilson is a girl's school and in...” – Nicole from Hagerstown, MD

“…the professors are exceptional. the campus is big and spacious. the advisers are so friendly.” – Deiara from Rockledge, FL

“…It's a Great School. The scenery is beautiful. It's away from the hurried life of the city.” – Jennifer from Mattapan, MA

“…After I transferred to Alvernia from reading area community college, I saw a huge difference. The campus is much quieter and the teachers really get to know you. There are so many great majors, and with the help of the great faculty, I am sure I will...” – Sarah from Reading, PA

“…Concordia is a great community to be a part of. You are able to get to know your professor and he/she to get to know you to help you with the course you are taking because of the smaller classrooms, the campus is wonderful by Lake Michigan, and you...” – Marissa from Beaver Dam, WI

“…an awesome place with great teachers and great students and everyone loves to have fun” – Christopher from Lake Charles, LA

“…In my opinion, Hilbert College is great for a couple of major reasons. First, Hilbert professors go out of their way to not only encourage, but also help their students do well in school and look for opportunities for jobs after school. Also, I love...” – Laur from Hamburg, NY

“…it's a friendly campus that will really be there for each and every student. small enough not to crowd you and big enough to widen your horizons. minnesota state university moorhead is the place for anyone to craft their future and have a good time...” – Jacob from Moorhead, MN

“…It's an amazing place where you can share special experiences with family and friends. The classes are really good and you get to see new things that probably you didn't know about DC. You have many resources on campus so that you won't have to worry...” – Jared from Washington, DC

“…Reasonably priced and decent education for community college. Don't have great advisers for scheduling classes and planning your future. Great professors for the most part.” – Ariel from Mishawaka, IN

“…D'Youville's motto of educating for life couldn't be more accurate; the academic excellence, help, and interaction with considerate professors, and the small-sized campus make for a great opportunity to learn-and retain-valuable information that will...” – Nicole from Lancaster, NY

“…I Love Anderson. It is a small school full of people who care. The class sizes are perfect so you can get individual attention.” – Stephanie from Greenville, SC

“…Quincy college is a well organized campus that will be moving closer to my residence to the presidential plaza. The school has the right classes required for my goal.The staff is very helpful.” – Caleb from Quincy, MA

“…Excellent professors and a dynamic curriculum. Every clinical course is managed in the most professional way imaginable. Support services are superior.” – Aubrey from PORTLAND, OR

“…Independence University is a wonderful school. They are well organized, prepared and knowledgeable. The employees and instructors are also very helpful and polite.” – Taylor from Albertville, AL

“…Supportive, caring staff, extensive resources, excellent tutoring center, writing help center, math help desk, math support center, Physics and chemistry help desk and study sessions. LBCC's Remotely operated vehicle club is world renown, creating a...” – Coquille from Albany, OR

“…Ursuline college provides a quality education. The UCAP Program provides adult / non-traditional college students with a rigorous curriculum, experienced professors, and an accelerated schedule to attain your degree goals in an expeditious manner.” – Angela from Shaker Heights, OH

“…The school is very supportive of their students and really help with choosing classes, and financial aid. They encourage their students to put all of their energies into one specific course of study to assure that their students are attaining a...” – Pam from Bothell, WA

“…its a really good school. not too big but not too small. the people here are really nice and so easy to get along with. this school is such a typical school. the football team is adorned by all, and the greek system is the most respected. ” – Priya from Easton, PA

“…faculty and staff very helpful and easy to get ahold of, want you to succeed. extremely expensive. beautiful campus with many activities for everyone.” – Rose from Jay, ME

“…I have been attending IUN for the past couple of weeks. All of the teachers and students have been a pleasure. The locations of the buildings are mostly on campus, which is really convenient.” – Jennifer from Griffith, IN

“…a magical place to learn and get to know people from all over alaska. a campus with awesome professors who thrives to see students finish college. an experience you must seek to get the full alaska knowledge!” – Lori from Anchorage, AK

“…Maryville University welcomes all students right away. There are great teachers to learn from, students to become great friends with, and extremely helpful and energetic faculty members always there to help you along the way. Its definitely a home...” – Allison from Perryville, MO

“…North Central State College is the third college I've attended, and for the first time I feel that I am being properly assisted to achieve my degree. The admissions department made sure that I understood the information I being given and my options...” – Danielle from Wooster, OH

“…indiana university of pennsylvania is a very beautiful, peaceful enviornment. indiana university has a lot of helpful recources, programs, organizations and clubs. indiana university of pennsylvania employees care about and try their best to help...” – Kianna from Philadelphia, PA

“…It is busy environment. It has a helpful faculty and strong resources. The people are polite.” – Jessica from Tempe, AZ

“…Our Lady of the Lake is a college that is based off of it's religious beliefs. The faculty and staff is very welcoming and guides students step by step but also gives students the independents that they want and need. The college is very free going,...” – Nicki

“…university of washington-tacoma has a beautiful campus. you are within walking distance of quite a few restaurants and cafes, one of which is located directly on campus. tacoma campus is smaller, and more personal.” – Joe

“…They are very strict but you will get a very good education, be prepared for your boards and clinicals.” – Kara from Erie, PA

“…I love it. Great size of campus and classrooms. Classrooms are easy to find and campus isnt large and overwhelming. Teachers are very good and give individual attention to each student.” – Krista from Gettysburg, PA

“…tuition is about $10,000 more than listed. i really liked the program that they talked to me about but i am unable to find them on the accreditation websites listed on their website, i want to talk to them about it. so far, they are in the running. ” – shelly

“…NMC is a wonderful college and community. The faculty and students are friendly and very helpful. In the end, it's a great school if you're focused on your future.” – Sabrina from Ashland, NE

“…The Inter American University of Puerto Rico of Ponce is a very outstanding university to complete my bachelors degree. Is one of the most recognize universities in Puerto Rico and one of the best ones. It's given me the opportunity to grow...” – William from Yauco, PR