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A Master's in Health Services Administration (MHA) prepares health care professionals to advance into administrative careers in health care organizations by equipping them with the comprehensive planning, organizational and regulation-responsive toolkit needed to succeed in one of the nation's fastest growing job sectors. Between 2012 and 2022, the number of jobs for medical and health services managers is projected to increase by 23 percent, which is much faster than average.1

Health services administration professionals, also referred to as "health care executives" or "health care administrators," are responsible for planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services for an organization. A health services administrator may manage an entire facility or a specific department within an organization.2

Health and Social Service Manager

A health and social service manager is responsible for overseeing the administrative functions of a health care facility, namely when it comes to managing expenses, regulatory compliance and personnel management.3 Many health and social service managers have a background in business administration or another aspect of the medical field.

Depending on the size of the organization a health and social service manager works for, he or she may be responsible for working with physicians to create business strategies or coordinating with department heads to improve productivity and cost containment. Medically trained health and social service managers may also specialize in areas like nursing or physical therapy and can be responsible for patient care as well as management duties.4

Clinical Director

Clinical directors oversee and develop an organization's clinical departments. This may involve tasks such as hiring, evaluation, scheduling and supervising. A clinical director is responsible for creating and implementing strategies that allow for continued growth and help provide training for other staff. Some of a clinical director's most important job functions may include:5

  • Creating and enforcing budgets for service programs
  • Working effectively with members of the organization's financial staff
  • Developing and planning strategies to grow programs and ensure scalability
  • Reviewing program services and making changes as needed to meet client needs
  • Maintaining good relationships with graduate schools and recruiting clinical interns
  • Working and communicating effectively with members of the organization's management team

Other Careers in Health Services Administration

Graduates with a health services administration degree are prepared to advance in a wide variety of health services management roles, including:

  • Clinical director
  • Director of nursing
  • Health and social service manager
  • Hospital services manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Mental health program manager
  • Practice administrator
  • Program manager

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

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    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

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    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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