Florida Health Administration Degree Programs
(found 30 schools)


Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Florida that offer Health Administration degree programs.

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With a huge population that is hitting retirement age, Florida places great importance on its healthcare institutions and providers. As a healthcare administrator, you may work in leadership or management roles in large healthcare organizations, such as Tampa General Hospital, Baptist Medical Center, and Weatherby Healthcare. With a healthcare administration degree, you can prepare for a variety of roles that are vital to successful patient outcomes.

As you start thinking about your healthcare education, it's important to make sure that the school you choose can help you achieve your goals. If you want to work in a specific type of healthcare setting, make sure to discuss your aspiration with each school you contact. You will want to learn what relationships each school has with area employers. Many institutions have internship opportunities available for their students to gain real-world experience. And if you are a working professional, many schools offer flexible class schedules, so you may be able to complete some of your courses online or during non-traditional hours. Consider each school's tuition rates and financial aid opportunities so you can find a school that fits your budget.

Health Admin Education in Florida

With 29 schools that have Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and doctoral degree programs, Florida can be a great state for prospective healthcare administrators. Six of these schools have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

You may wear many hats as a healthcare administrator, and this is reflected in the skills you learn in your degree program. Much of your time will be spent handling management and personnel issues—you'll gain the skills to not only manage higher-level staff members but also to empower them to manage their own staff. Your program will likely cover Florida healthcare law so that you can keep your organization up to code at all times. Budgeting and accounting are often covered, as you need to provide high-quality care without going over budget. You may be expected to respond to new personnel needs and adjust your budget to fit. Health News Florida reports that south Florida hospitals have been tightening security and hiring more security personnel in the last few months.

As you prepare to start your education, consider joining or contacting local healthcare organizations. These organizations can help you network with potential employers, learn about the healthcare culture in your area, and benefit from others' expertise.

Florida Health Admin Related Associations

Outlook for Health Admin Careers in Florida

O*Net reports that most healthcare managers in FL earn an average salary of $91,000 per year, which is just above the national average of $88,600 (O*Net, 2012).

The job outlook in Florida is solid. O*Net predicts a 20% increase in job openings between 2010 and 2020, which averages out to more than 400 new jobs per year. Although this growth is slower than the national average, it is still faster than average across all occupations.



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Expert Advice

Below, we speak with J. Emmett Reed, Executive Director of the Florida Health Care Association, about working in the state's healthcare system.

 


Health Administration Schools

Additional Florida Health Admin Schools by City

Boca Raton >

Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health Administration
Certificate in Health Management
Master of Business Administration: Health Administration Track
Master of Health Administration

Coral Gables >

University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Public Health
Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology
Master of Business Administration: Health Sector Management and Policy
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Public Health

Deland >

Angley College (Deland, FL)
Programs Offered:
BS - Business and Healthcare Management
BS - Healthcare Management
BS - Healthcare Management (online)

Fort Lauderdale >

Broward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Programs Offered:
AAS - Health Science
Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Programs Offered:
Masters of Public Health

Fort Myers >


Southwest Florida College (Fort Myers, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Health Care Administration

Fort Pierce >

Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Health Service Management

Ft Lauderdale >

Gainesville >

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Public Health
Certificate in Public Health (online)
Master of Business Administration in Health Administration
Master of Health Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health (online)
Masters of Public Health: Biostatistics
Masters of Public Health: Environmental Health
Masters of Public Health: Epidemiology
Masters of Public Health: Health Management and Policy
Masters of Public Health: Public Health Practice
Masters of Public Health: Social And Behavioral Sciences

Hialeah >

Florida National University (Hialeah, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Health Services Administration

Jacksonville >

University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Health Administration
Master of Health Administration
Master of Public Health: Health Promotion/Health Education Concentration
University of Phoenix (Jacksonville, FL / Maitland, FL / Plantation, FL / Temple Terrace, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration: Emergency Management (online)
Doctor of Health Administration (online)
Master of Health Administration/Education (online)

Kendall >

Largo >

Everest University (Largo, FL / Melbourne, FL / North Orlando, FL / South Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:
BS - Healthcare Administration
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Franklin County District School System (Largo, FL)
Programs Offered:
AS - Health Information Technology

Miami >

Barry University (Miami, FL)
Programs Offered:
BS - Health Services Administration
Graduate Certificate - Health Services Administration
MS - Health Services Administration
MS/MPH - Health Services Admin/Public Health
Florida International University (Miami, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Health Services Administration
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Foundations
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management
Master of Health Services Administration
Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Biostatistics
Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Community Nutrition
Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Environmental and Occupational Health
Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Epidemiology
Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Health Policy and Management
Master of Public Health with a Specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Master of Public Health (online)
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Community Nutrition
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Environmental and Occupational Health
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology
PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Miami Gardens >

Saint Thomas University (Miami Gardens, FL)
Programs Offered:
Masters in Business Administration: Health Care UST

Naples >


Hodges University (Naples, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Health Administration
Master of Science in Health Administration

Orlando >


University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
Master of Science in Health Management and Informatics

Palatka >

St. Johns River State College (Palatka, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associates in Science in Health Information Management
Associates in Science in Health Services Management

Pensacola >

Pensacola State College (Pensacola, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associates in Applied Science in Health Information Management
Associates in Applied Science in Health Services Management
University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Medical Informatics (Undergraduate or Graduate) (online)
Master of Public Health (online)
Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Saint Leo >


Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Healthcare Management (online)

Tallahassee >

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Health Administration

Tampa >

University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Programs Offered:
3 + 2 BS Public Health/MPH Health Education
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences & Policy (BS) and Public Health (MPH/MSPH) Dual Degree
Bachelor of Science in Long Term Care Administration
Bachelors of Science in Public Health
Community Engaged Home Land Security and Emergency Management Undergraduate Certificate
Community Engaged Home Land Security and Emergency Management Undergraduate Minor
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health: Health Policy and Management concentration
Doctor of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Fast Track Master in Public Health/Master of Science in Public Health for USF Honors Students
General Public Health Minor
Master in Public Health
Master of Health Administration
Master of Science in Public Health
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health: Behavioral Health Concentration
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health: Maternal & Child Health Concentration
Online Master in Public Health Practice (online)
Public Health Undergraduate Certificate