The Healthcare Administration major is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs in the administration and management of smaller healthcare facilities, e.g., Urgent Care Centers, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Long-Term Care Facilities, Doctor's Offices, Department-Level positions in Hospitals, and Health Insurance Companies; or to enter a Master's level program in Healthcare Administration, Hospital Administration, or Business Administration.
The healthcare arena is experiencing a growing trend in the use of smaller healthcare facilities. These entities require managers trained in business skills, healthcare policy, and procedure. The majority of these facilities does not require a master's level prepared administrator, but rather seek bachelor's prepared professionals.
The BYU-Idaho Healthcare Administration program will become certified by the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration ( AUPHA). Faculty are presently working with CEO's at a number of southeast Idaho hospitals, healthcare insurance companies, and ambulatory surgery centers to establish relationships for internship opportunities, career planning, and mentoring.
If you think you might be interested in learning more about this major and career opportunities consider registering for HS 285 "Introduction to Healthcare Administration." In this course we give you a broad overview of the industry, its issues and the opportunities that you can anticipate if you elect to become a healthcare administrator or to do work in management in the industry.