Meet the Ever-Growing Needs of Health Care

The demand for health care is increasing, making it essential to train empathetic, ethical, and effective health care administrators. At UM-Flint, you receive a world-class education that results in professional success, personal advancement, and patient well-being.

Health care administrators work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physician’s offices, home health care, nursing homes, health departments, insurance companies, government agencies and offices, and more.

Their duties vary but can include:

  • Improving efficiency and quality in delivering health care services.
  • Ensuring compliance with ever-changing laws, policies, regulations, and accreditations.
  • Recruiting and supervising staff.
  • Maintaining and securing health data and records.
  • Managing facility finances.
  • Preparing and managing budgets.
  • Strategic planning (short- and long-term).
  • Ensuring and enhancing safety and security in health care organizations.

Learn from anywhere in this online program. You will also complete an internship and gain real-world experience.

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Why UM-Flint?

We provide the program entirely online. This gives you maximum flexibility to fit classes into your busy life.

We also offer year-round enrollment opportunities, a dedicated in-house advising staff, an internship coordinator, and faculty experts in public health and health care administration who welcome opportunities to serve as mentors.

Health Care Administration Degree Programs

The Department of Public Health & Health Sciences offers three options to continue your education and obtain your master’s degree:

  • The joint Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration/Master of Public Health program is designed for undergraduate Health Care Administration students with an interest in pursuing an MPH degree. You can earn both degrees with up to 17 fewer credits than if you completed them separately.
  • The Master of Science in Health Care Management program is a 30-credit degree offered entirely online through a collaboration between the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences and the School of Management. You can complete it part-time in as few as 22 months. The program is designed for people with at least two years of health care management experience.
  • The Master of Science in Health Services Administration is a 30-credit online program that allows you to stack several graduate certificates to custom build a degree with the in-demand skills that interest you most. Health care experience isn’t required with a bachelor’s degree in health care or business.

Career Opportunities in Health Care Administration

There are many in-demand and well-paid health care administration jobs available in hospitals, physician’s offices, home health care, nursing homes, health departments, insurance companies, government agencies and offices, and other settings.

Jobs in this field include work as administrators, administrative assistants, office managers, human resource specialists/managers, clinical coordinators, insurance underwriters, billers, and many other positions that keep health care organizations running smoothly, from daily operations to quality improvement.

Our students get experience in many settings. They have interned at Hurley Medical Center, Ingham County Health Department, Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience (IINN), McLaren Medical Center, Michigan State University Health System, Soteria Home Health Care, Sparrow Health System and more.

The average health services administrator salary in Michigan is $83,849 but the range typically falls between $74,562 and $93,308. Salary ranges can vary depending on the city and other factors, including education, certifications, additional skills and experience. 

The number of jobs for medical and health services managers is expected to grow 28 percent through 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduates have the opportunity to grow in their career and move into higher-level administrative positions with a master’s degree, including UM-Flint’s Health Care Management and Health Services Administration programs.

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UM-Flint’s Health Care Administration program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AHUPHA), ensuring that our curriculum is aligned with current standards and future health care system needs.

Academic Advising for Health Care Administration Majors

Whether you’re enrolled in the program or just considering it, our academic advisors can answer your questions and help you chart a path to success. Our program’s dedicated academic advisor is Carrie Baumgardner. You can contact her at [email protected] or (810) 424-5626. You can also make an appointment with her online.

Get Started on Your Health Care Administration Career Today

If you want to meet the growing demand for people to run a huge range of health care facilities and programs, apply to the University of Michigan-Flint’s Health Care Administration program today. If you have questions, submit an online request for information or contact Carrie Baumgardner, the program’s academic advisor, at [email protected] or (810) 424-5626. You can also make an appointment with her online.

I was able to take all of my classes online but rarely went into any courses without recognizing some of my classmates from the program. Completing my internship in the middle of a pandemic was challenging but rewarding. It was very rewarding to pitch my ideas and see them become a reality. I faced my fears and grew in areas I was deficient in, such as lack of confidence. I am currently working in health care as a director of nursing. This is a promising and growing field, and we need more people who want to make a difference in health care because there is a lot of work to be done, especially when it comes to diversity, inclusion and justice.”

MiKayla West
Health Care Administration, 2021

MiKayla West

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