Health/Medical Admin Services
Types of Degrees Health/Medical Admin Services Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many health and medical administrative services graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Health/Medical Admin Services Majors Need to Know
In an O*NET survey, health and medical administrative services majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.
Knowledge Areas for Health & Medical Administrative Services Majors
This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Skills for Health & Medical Administrative Services Majors
When studying health and medical administrative services, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Abilities for Health & Medical Administrative Services Majors
A major in health and medical administrative services will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:
- Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
What Can You Do With a Health/Medical Admin Services Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with health and medical administrative services:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Administrative Services Managers||10.1%||$96,180|
|Computer User Support Specialists||11.3%||$50,980|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||20.5%||$99,730|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||13.5%||$40,350|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||8.0%||$107,480|
Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Health/Medical Admin Services?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of health and medical administrative services majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,854|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,279|
Health & Medical Administrative Services appeals to people across the globe. About 4.0% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
How Much Do Health/Medical Admin Services Majors Make?
Master’s Degree Starting Salary
The median starting salary of students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree in health and medical administrative services was $54,400 per year. These stats come from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $45,600 (25th percentile) and $64,200 (75th percentile).
It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to health and medical administrative services.
Salaries According to BLS
Health and Medical Administrative Services majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $37,090 to $106,050 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Amount of Education Required for Careers Related to Health/Medical Admin Services
Some degrees associated with health and medical administrative services may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.
Find out what the typical degree level is for health and medical administrative services careers below.
|Education Level||Percentage of Workers|
|Less than a High School Diploma||0.0%|
|High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED)||20.0%|
|Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)||15.1%|
|Some College Courses||14.3%|
|Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree)||11.1%|
|Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master.||0.2%|
|Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level.||0.2%|
|First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession.||0.2%|
Online Health/Medical Admin Services Programs
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,091 schools offered some type of health and medical administrative services program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||1,063||196|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||1,276||262|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||17||2|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||32||12|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||3||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||1||0|
Is a Degree in Health/Medical Admin Services Worth It?
The median salary for a health and medical administrative services grad is $59,340 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 49% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $388,800 after 20 years!
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- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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