Health Administration

Health Administration is an integration of healthcare, business management, and information systems.

As the healthcare delivery system is held to greater accountability, healthcare providers and entities must demonstrate quality outcomes, fiscal responsibility, and efficient and effective practices. To do this, health administration professionals collect and analyze data, incorporate innovative management techniques, and utilize new technologies to reengineer healthcare.

Health administration professionals are the inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs for the constantly evolving healthcare delivery system.

A Unique Blend of Skills

Graduates are prepared to understand trends and articulate solutions in the evolving healthcare market. This health professional possesses a unique blend of skills in health sciences, business management, and information systems.

  • Health sciences aid communication with other medical professionals and in understanding the patient perspective.
  • Business management strategies are needed to manage not only a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, physician practices and long term care facilities, but also to manage data and information.
  • Information systems are utilized to collect, manage, and transmit data to aid in the delivery of cost effective healthcare services.

The combination of health sciences, business management, and information systems will help professionals to meet the future healthcare challenges.

Why Health Administration at Duquesne?

Why pursue a health administration degree in Duquesne?

  • Get one on one training with faculty members who are renowned for their cutting-edge research, teaching, and impact on current healthcare practice.
  • Obtain academic training and experiential learning experiences that will allow you to start a career immediately after graduation. 
  • Have a career that where you will be able to make an impact on healthcare system, including public health challenges like COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Get a competitive salary after graduation. Median salaries for health administrators in the US in 2019 were reported at $100,980 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  • Employment of health services managers is projected to grow 32% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average in comparison to other occupations (based on data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Health Administration at Duquesne

Health Administration is a department that is project oriented. You will learn and do "real world" cases; you will be challenged by factual issues; you will learn beyond the book; you will use what you learn.

"The faculty members at this school have been more than willing to play a significant role in my success. The work that is being done at the Rangos School of Health Sciences is truly unique and inspiring. It's the same environment that I like to be surrounded by. I learn alongside individuals that want to make a difference in the healthcare industry, motivating me to do just the same". - Veronica Rodriguez ('22)

Explore new possibilities and expand your horizons with our Master of Health Administration or Microcredential in Health Informatics and Data Analytics.

A Diversity Of Employment Opportunities

Among our graduates, employment titles include:

  • project manager,
  • systems analyst,
  • accreditation manager,
  • insurance specialist,
  • medical records supervisor,
  • healthcare consultant,
  • network analyst,
  • and program analyst.

Students will pursue employment in:

  • hospitals,
  • physician practices,
  • software vendors,
  • consulting companies,
  • insurance companies,
  • and managed care organizations.

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