Top Healthcare Management Schools

Health care is a large growth field, and in that, so is health care management. This area is the field relating to leadership, management, and administration of hospitals, and health care systems. Earning a bachelors degree in health care management will only get you started in this field, as a graduate degree is considered a standard credential for most health administrators. A master's degree in health care management prepares you for high level jobs in areas such as hospital administration, public health systems, and private facility administration. US News has ranked the top schools for health care administration programs.

1. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

2. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

3. University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill

4. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

5. University of Washington

6. Virginia Commonwealth University

7. University of Alabama--Birmingham

Northwestern University (Kellogg)

University of California--Berkeley (School of Public Health)

University of California--Los Angeles

This is a growth field, and opportunities will be especially good in home health care, long-term care, and nontraditional health organizations, such as managed care operations and consulting firms. Students will need to have great organizational and management skills to succeed in this program where they will learn how to effectively operate medical facilities. Having a health care management master's degree is almost necessary for high level administrative positions.

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