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Healthcare Administration

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Why Study Healthcare Administration

Healthcare administrators and executives play an essential role in creating and implementing policies designed to create a more efficient and effective healthcare system with better outcomes. Administrators typically work long, but regular hours, have respected roles, and can earn a rewarding salary. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the medium income for medical managers in 2021 was $101,340. The Master’s degree can increase that salary by as much as $25,000. Students selected into the MHA program at Austin Peay State University will need to achieve managerial competencies in areas like finance and accounting, data analytics, leadership, law, economics, strategic planning, quality improvement, and human resources. Administrators work in a wide range of organizations such as pharmaceuticals, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, laboratories, insurance companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Administrators provide support to a variety of employees, like nurses and physicians, creating an environment where these dedicated professionals can do their best work. Courses are offered online. "The APSU MHA program is in the process of achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)."

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Sample Course Plan

Health Care Administration, MHA