College of Health Professions

Healthcare Administration

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The University of Northwestern Ohio’s Healthcare Administration degree is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the core disciplines of healthcare administration and management.


of Healthcare Administration Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

The world of health care is changing at an unprecedented pace as the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life.  By the year 2026, there is expected to be a 21% increase in Healthcare Administration, adding more than 72,000 jobs to the workforce.

Healthcare administrators plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. They also must implement changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

The Healthcare Administration degree at UNOH is designed as a 2 + 2 program.  After you complete an Associate’s degree at UNOH in Medical Assisting, Medical Office Management, or Health Information Technology, or transfer in any health-related associate degree, you can then complete your Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration.  This approach gives you both hands-on training and the business skills necessary to be a manager in the Healthcare field.

A degree in Healthcare Administration prepares you for careers such as:

  • Clinical Services Director
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Hospital Director
  • Medical & Health Information Manager
  • Nursing Home Manager
  • And Public Health Administrator


The Healthcare Administration field is a huge market filled with many job opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage of a medical and health service manager is nearly $99,730 depending on your job title and location of employment. Also according to the BLS, there are expected to be at least 72,100 new positions available for graduating administrators in the coming years.**

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2015-2017 academic year healthcare administration bachelor degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 76% response rate to this survey.

**U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018,, viewed June 2019

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