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Top Healthcare Administration Certification Programs

Healthcare administrators manage healthcare facilities, departments and personnel. They might supervise a small group of maternity ward nurses, the occupational therapy department at a rehabilitation facility or the operations of a major metropolitan hospital.

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A.T. Still University of Health Sciences--KirksvilleMedical
Kirksville, MO

Albany Medical CollegeMedical
Albany, NY

Baylor College of MedicineMedical
Houston, TX

Boston UniversityMedical
Boston, MA

Brown UniversityMedical
Providence, RI

Case Western Reserve UniversityMedical
Cleveland, OH

Columbia UniversityMedical
New York, NY

Cornell UniversityMedical
New York, NY

Creighton UniversityMedical
Omaha, NE

Dartmouth CollegeMedical
Hanover, NH

Des Moines UniversityMedical
Des Moines, IA

Drexel UniversityMedical
Philadelphia, PA

Duke UniversityMedical
Durham, NC

East Carolina UniversityMedical
Greenville, NC

East Tennessee State Univ.Medical
Johnson City, TN

Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolMedical
Norfolk, VA

Edward Via Col. of Osteopathic Med.--Virginia and CarolinasMedical
Blacksburg, VA

Emory UniversityMedical
Atlanta, GA

Florida State UniversityMedical
Tallahassee, FL

George Washington UniversityMedical
Washington, DC

Georgetown UniversityMedical
Washington, DC

Georgia Regents UniversityMedical
Augusta, GA

Harvard UniversityMedical
Boston, MA

Howard UniversityMedical
Washington, DC

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiMedical
New York, NY

Indiana University--IndianapolisMedical
Indianapolis, IN

Jefferson Medical CollegeMedical
Philadelphia, PA

Johns Hopkins UniversityMedical
Baltimore, MD

Kansas City University of Medicine and BiosciencesMedical
Kansas City, MO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineMedical
Erie, PA

Loma Linda UniversityMedical
Loma Linda, CA

Loyola University ChicagoMedical
Maywood, IL

LSU Health Sciences Center--New OrleansMedical
New Orleans, LA

LSU Health Sciences Center--ShreveportMedical
Shreveport, LA

Marshall UniversityMedical
Huntington, WV

Mayo Medical SchoolMedical
Rochester, MN

Medical College of WisconsinMedical
Milwaukee, WI

Medical University of South CarolinaMedical
Charleston, SC

Meharry Medical CollegeMedical
Nashville, TN

Mercer UniversityMedical
Macon, GA

Michigan State UniversityMedical
Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan State UniversityMedical
East Lansing, MI

Midwestern UniversityMedical
Downers Grove, IL

Midwestern UniversityMedical
Glendale, AZ

Morehouse School of MedicineMedical
Atlanta, GA

New York Institute of TechnologyMedical
Long Island, NY

New York Medical CollegeMedical
Valhalla, NY


Earn Your Healthcare Administration Certification Online

Almost all healthcare administration certificate programs are graduate–level, so you will need a bachelor’s degree (at minimum) if you want to enroll. Coursework typically includes cost control, healthcare organization, medical ethics and many related subjects. Credits you earn in a healthcare administration certificate program can often be applied toward a master’s degree – usually a Master of Science (MS) or Healthcare Administration MBA.

Healthcare Administration Jobs

Medical and health services managers plan and direct operations in a healthcare facility, which can include hospitals, clinics, laboratories or nursing homes. They are responsible for managing financial resources while also maintaining a high quality of care for patients. Healthcare administrators also keep current on healthcare laws, making work schedules and overseeing assistant administrators.

How to Become a Healthcare Administrator

Typically, a bachelor’s degree in health administration is required to obtain medical and health services manager jobs. A master’s degree is becoming more common for these occupations, with the areas of study in health services, long-term care administration, public health, public administration and business administration. Most programs that offer a bachelor’s in health administration offer coursework that focuses on accounting and budgeting, human resources administration, hospital organization and management, laws and ethics, strategic planning, health economics and healthcare information systems.

Healthcare Administration Job Outlook

An increasing demand for healthcare professionals in general means that job prospects are good for healthcare administrators. The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data projects that employment of healthcare administrators will grow by 22% through 2020 – a faster than average rate when compared to all occupations.