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Bachelor of Science
Healthcare Administration (B.S.)
Healthcare Administration is an exciting and rewarding career path that allows individuals to lead the “business side” of healthcare. This includes improving the operational, strategic, financial, and clinical performance of healthcare provider organizations.
Purpose, Worthwhile Work, Making a Difference
Healthcare administrators lead those who deliver clinical care (physicians, nurses, therapists, etc.) in collaborative efforts to improve patient care. When asked “why did you pursue a career in healthcare administration?”, most healthcare administrators respond, “because it was a way for me to apply my interests and skills in leading organizations to an industry that gave me purpose and meaning.” If this sounds interesting to you, read on.
"The Healthcare Administration program at BYU-Idaho has been essential to my journey as a professional. I felt much more prepared and confident going into internships, and graduate school. In addition, the connections that I made at BYU-Idaho have paid off immensely. I am very grateful for my time in the program."
Hayden Nielsen – Operations Manager, Mayo Clinic

Highlighted Career Paths

A course of study in Healthcare Administration prepares graduates to work for a variety of healthcare providers. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in
Acute Care
Acute care healthcare organizations include hospitals, physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers and urgent care clinics. These healthcare providers are characterized by a focus on healing or curing a patient’s illness or injury. Acute care providers can be characterized as fast-paced, results focused, and striving for operational efficiency.
Post-Acute Care
Post-acute healthcare organizations include skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. These healthcare providers are characterized by focused work with patients who are rehabilitating after surgery, illness, or injury. Leading post-acute care organizations can be particularly rewarding as staff and leadership are involved with a patient’s improvement over longer periods of time.
Long Term Care
Long-term care organizations include assisted living facilities and some forms of home health. Long-term care is a rapidly growing segment of the healthcare provider industry. As more senior adults transition to living arrangements that fit their level of independence and needed support with activities of daily living, qualified and skilled healthcare administrators are in high demand to run these organizations.

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