The field of health services administration continues to grow. Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, the health care industry has seen an explosion in job growth. Nearly 1 million jobs have been created since March 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with projected growth in health services administration careers of 23 percent.
This immense growth means that job security in the health care field is higher than in other fields. With the aging population and increase in health care funding, there will be continued and sustainable need for health care professionals. To be a part of this growing field, a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration can open up opportunities in management in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
The Sage Colleges offer this degree fully online. But what makes the Russell Sage Online program unique? Read on to discover the Sage difference.
A Degree Designed for You
The biggest benefit to an online degree is the ability to learn when and where you want. Many of our students are juggling personal and work responsibilities, so the flexibility of online learning is important. You can study at a time convenient to you, whether it’s on your lunch break at work or at home in the evening.
Your assignments, exams and class materials are accessible wherever you have Internet access, and our success coaches are there to help you make the most of your study time. Our professors are responsive, so if you have questions, they’ll have answers. Our goal is to help you succeed.
Become a Leader in Your Field
If you are ready to become a leader in your workplace, a master’s in Health Services Administration can help you become a manager or higher-level administrator, opening new doors for salary and promotion opportunities.
In the Russell Sage Online program, you will learn the fundamentals of health care administration, including navigating Medicare and Medicaid, electronic medical records and more. At the same time, you will also learn the principles of good management, so you will be prepared to lead a staff, develop metrics for success and provide accountability.
Learn From the Best
At Sage, we believe the best teachers are those who have done the job. Each of our instructors has extensive experience in the field — including publishing journal articles, working in health care organizations and in state government – and they use that experience to inform their curriculum. You’ll learn real world lessons that can be immediately applied in your workplace.
Affording Your Degree
At Sage, we understand that your degree is an investment that requires a commitment of both time and money. That’s why we strive to make our tuition as affordable as possible to students. Not only is our tuition per credit hour comparable with other institutions, but by learning online, you eliminate the costs of commuting and extra fees for on-campus services.
To help you fully understand payment and financial aid options, Sage also offers one-on-one tuition counseling, ensuring that you are aware of all of your options from the beginning. Our dedicated staff will work with you to find the best way to afford your degree, in a way that makes sense for your life and budget.
If you’re ready for the next step in your career, Russell Sage Online can help. Our fully online M.S. in Health Services Administration program will give you the skills you need for higher-level positions, in a format that works for your life. For more information on Sage’s online M.S. in Health Services Administration, visit our program page today.