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Illinois Healthcare Administration Certificate Programs
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Online Healthcare Administration Certificate Programs

It takes a lot of management and planning to ensure that healthcare facilities run smoothly, particularly with patients utilizing different insurance plans and funding sources to cover their care.

Health administrative training programs cover the managerial side of healthcare, including the protection of patient information, staff management techniques, finance, and state law. In any area, healthcare managers often respond to immediate, pressing threats, such as the viral superbug that overran several Illinois healthcare facilities in 2016 (Chicago Tribune, 2016).

Excited about the opportunities available in the field of medical management? Learn more about healthcare administration degree options before you make a decision.

Start by contacting the Illinois schools listed below.

Healthcare Administration Education in Illinois

One of the biggest factors that determines which type of certificate is best for you is your current level of education.

Master's-level certificates often have fairly stringent admissions requirements. Some serve as a bridge between undergraduate and graduate study; these options require a Bachelor's degree.

Others are designed for those who have already completed a graduate degree in health administration. These programs require a Master's degree, and occasionally, work experience in healthcare.

Technical certificate programs are optimized for those without previous postsecondary study. However, those with an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree may choose a certificate program if they have never worked in the field of healthcare.

Technical Certificate of Completion in Long-Term Care Administration (16 credits)

  • Long-Term Care Services (3 credits)
  • Nursing Home Administration (3 credits)
  • Nursing Home Administrative Practices (3 credits)
  • Aging and Long-Term Care (3 credits)

Graduate Certificate of Completion in Health Information Administration (29 credits)

  • Health Information Supervision (3 credits)
  • Information Systems in Healthcare (3 credits)
  • Financial and Resource Information (3 credits)
  • Coding and Classification Systems (3 credits)

Graduate Certificate of Completion in Public Health Management (13 credits)

  • Principles of Management in Public Health (3 credits)
  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting (3 credits)
  • Public Health Resource Management (3 credits)
  • Organizational Leadership in Public Health (4 credits)

There are some online programs to consider. Illinois is home to many healthcare administration Chicago-based programs that expose students to urban healthcare and its various challenges.

Illinois Careers with Healthcare Administration

Depending on your work experience and degree level, you may have quite a few healthcare administration jobs to explore before settling on a career path. Your healthcare administration salary may be influenced by several factors, including which part of Illinois you work in and which type of healthcare facility you work in.

Private facilities often pay more than state-managed facilities. Currently, patient representatives claim an average annual income of $36,620 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). Those who become employed as medical records technicians bring in an average of $40,190 per year (BLS, 2016). In Illinois, the average annual income for a medical services manager is $101,840 (BLS, 2016).

Predicted job growth rates are fairly similar to national averages. Between 2014 and 2024, demand for patient representatives may increase 9% (O*Net, 2016). After completing health administration certificate programs, IL graduates may become medical records technicians. In this specialty, job openings may jump 10% by the year 2024 (O*Net, 2016). Within the field of medical management, demand for health services managers are expected to swell 7% during this timeframe (O*Net, 2016).

With a technical certificate in healthcare administration, you may look into entry-level management jobs that put you in charge of small teams. With a graduate degree from an MBA healthcare management Illinois school, you may qualify for mid-level and high-level management jobs.

This is the time to start the next stage of your healthcare career. If you're interested in hospital administration certificate programs, Illinois schools can help you find the right program for you.

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American Intercontinental University Online (Schaumburg, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology (online)
Bachelor of Healthcare Management - HSA Mgt (online)
Argosy University (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Master of Public Health
Benedictine University (Lisle, IL)
Programs Offered:
Accelerated MBA - Healthcare Administration (online)
MBA - Health Care Administration (online)
MPH - Health Administration (online)
MPH - Health Management & Policy (online)
MS - Public Health (online)
Chicago State University (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
BS - Community Health
Certificate - Health Information Administration
College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Programs Offered:
AAS - Health Information Technology
AAS - Health Sciences
Governors State University (University Park, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Health Administration
Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration
Master of Health Administration
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Management Area
Program in Healthcare Leadership
Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management/Masters of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management
Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Management
Masters of Public Health (online)
Midstate College (Peoria, IL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
National-Louis University (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Leadership
Masters in Healthservices Administration
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Medicine / Master of Public Health
Masters of Public Health
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science In Healthcare Administration and Management
Rush University (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Health Systems Management
Saint Xavier University (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Masters in Business Administration: Health Administration Concentration
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Applied Science and Arts in Healthcare Management
Bachelor of Science in Management of Health Care Enterprises
University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Certificate in Public Health Management (online)
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Administration
Doctor of Public Health
Graduate Certificate in Health Information Management
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health
Master of Healthcare Administration
Master of Public Health: Community Health Sciences
Master of Public Health: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Master of Public Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Master of Public Health: Health Policy and Administration
Master of Public Health: Health Policy and Administration (online)
University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)
Programs Offered:
Master of Healthcare Administration
Vatterott College (Fairview Heights, IL)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assistant with Office Management - Fairview Heights, IL
Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Management


In addition to the campus based programs, there are numerous online programs available for many of the common Health Administration degree types (Associate, Bachelors, Masters) and specialties. Please feel free to use the links on the left-hand side of this page to explore some of the online degree programs available. Thanks for visiting!