If you’re thinking about an administrative career in healthcare, the Business of Healthcare certificate will further develop your business skills.

Both nonprofit and for-profit health institutions, such as clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices and long-term care facilities, require employees with business skills to help with operational decisions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers, like hospital administrators, is projected to grow 18% from 2018 to 2028. This rate of growth is much faster than the average for all occupations.

Healthcare business professionals manage employees and finances, reduce and manage risk, and seek ways to provide effective and cost-efficient care. 

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32%

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical and Health Services Managers (2021).

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Make an impact on your community by entering a field in healthcare.

$104k

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical and Health Services Managers (2021).

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Business Careers in Healthcare

Most business professionals that work in medicine have behind-the-scenes jobs. They may not get the same kind of attention and recognition as doctors or surgeons. But, they are just as important when it comes to making sure patients get the care they need on a regular basis. Complementing your major with a Business of Healthcare certificate can open doors for you in the healthcare industry in careers such as:

  • Budget Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Marketing & Communication Specialist
  • Community Service Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Accountant
  • Product Manager
  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Program Director
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Operations Officer (COO)
  • Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)​

Business of Healthcare Courses

The Business of Healthcare certificate is interdisciplinary, which means you’ll take courses from the business college and UNI’s Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services. Below are some of the required courses.

  • Health Economics
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Healthcare and the Consumer
  • Economics of Labor Markets
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Culture, Disease, and Healing
  • Perspectives on Death and Dying
  • Drugs, Crime and Society
  • Families & End of Life Issues
  • Aging and Health
  • Health Psychology