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Illinois Associate in Healthcare Administration Degrees  
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 Health Administration Associate Degrees in Illinois

 As one of the most highly populated Midwestern states, Illinois has a huge range of patient healthcare needs that its medical system must effectively address. From those who live in major cities and need access to care during work hours, to those who live in upscale suburbs and don’t want to drive half an hour to the doctor, healthcare facilities have a lot of expectations to meet.

The help of a strong healthcare administrator can help departments and facilities run more smoothly.

If you have ever considered a career in healthcare management, request information on healthcare administration degrees in Illinois below.



Requirements for Health Administration Programs in Illinois

 Is an Associate's degree the right choice for you? If you want to start working fairly quickly, benefit from low tuition rates, and make progress toward a Bachelor’s degree, this degree is perfect for you.

By the time you complete your required 60 credits, you should have successfully met your school’s learning outcomes. These goals often focus on proper management of medical offices, a knowledge of coding and billing procedures, effective communication skills, and a comprehensive understanding of Illinois healthcare law.

Common Course Offerings

  • Technology for Medical Administration
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Professionalism in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Administrative Office Procedures
  • Medical Billing and Insurance
  • Medical Ethics
  • Office Management in Healthcare Settings
  • Health Management Skills

 Depending on your schedule, you may find that online health admin programs in Illinois are a convenient option for you. These programs provide more flexibility in terms of when you complete your readings, watch lectures, and study course material. However, as an online student, it is even more important for you to get hands-on experience in health administration.

With an internship or practicum, you may learn from experienced administrators, check out different career options, and discover which skills can serve you well in your job search.

You may be ready to start a rewarding new career in healthcare with an Illinois Associate's in healthcare administration degree.

Contact schools that meet your requirements and compare your options.

Paying for School in Illinois

 On top of school grants, federal scholarships, and student loans, you may want to explore local private scholarships as you apply for financial aid. The Illinois Health Care Association provides multiple scholarships each year to students who demonstrate professional potential and financial need. Southern Illinois Healthcare offers scholarships to employees and local students who plan on working in Illinois after graduation.

Healthcare Administration Jobs in Illinois

 Your options for Associate's degree in healthcare administration jobs depend on where you live in Illinois. Large cities like Chicago and Springfield have tons of medical facilities and healthcare employers that hire management professionals. However, suburban and rural areas also have a growing need for healthcare employees.

Across the board, Illinois has a stable job outlook. Between 2014 and 2024, O*Net expects a 9% increase in job openings for medical records technicians, administrative services managers, and patient representatives.

Salaries vary quite a bit between job titles and geographic areas. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary of $40,190 for medical records technicians and an average salary of $77,590 for administrative services managers (2016). Patient representatives claim a mean salary of $36,620 (BLS, 2016).

Current Issues in Illinois Healthcare

 When you become a healthcare administrator, it’s important to advocate for your patients, your staff, and your facility. You must also stay up-to-date on changing healthcare laws and standards. A major priority in Illinois is the expansion of mental health and addiction treatment options for Medicaid patients (GC Times, 2016).

If you’re excited about starting a career in health administration, get started right now.

Request information on accredited healthcare admin degrees in Illinois from the schools listed below.

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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 - Online (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!