Health Care Administration
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration Leadership

Career exploration guide

This guide provides tools to help you explore careers related to this specialization. Use this information to start researching this field and the opportunities in it. This research can help you make a transition into positions related to this field. Start by gaining an overview of this program and learning about the field, jobs, and employment settings that are related.

About this Specialization

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration specialization in Leadership focuses on providing a foundation upon which learners can build their professional skills surrounding effective change management and the leadership of high performance teams in a variety of complex, dynamic health care environments. The specialization curriculum emphasizes evidence-based best practices for change leadership, planning and marketing, patient safety and quality improvement, health care economics, wellness promotion, team collaboration, and professional development that build a continuous learning system for sustainable health care delivery. Upon successful completion of this specialization, learners are prepared to pursue department-level management positions in a wide range of health care settings. Learners who pursue this specialization through the FlexPath option earn a BS in Health Care Administration through self-paced demonstrations of competencies.

Skills gained through this specialization:

This specialization was designed to help you gain the following skills related to this field:

  • Influence organizational policy, improve patient care outcomes, and affect positive change
  • Apply health information technology to maximize the efficiency and quality of departmental workflow
  • Apply administrative, behavioral, and managerial theories and practices as they pertain to planning, innovation, leadership, and problem- solving across the health care continuum
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities that facilitate diverse high-performance teams through effective teamwork, coaching, cross-functionality, and collaboration

Explore this Field

Professional associations, social networks, and other industry-specific resources can provide a wealth of information about a specific field or industry, including best practices, career overviews, trends, and access to industry professionals. By reviewing website information, attending events, and connecting with people in the field, you can deepen your knowledge about the field. 

Professional Associations

Industry Information

Explore Jobs and Employers

In addition to exploring the field, take some time to research specific jobs and employment settings related to this program. Consider how these jobs and settings fit with your experience, skills, interests, and values. This is a sample list of job titles and employment settings related to this field. To learn more, review job postings and talk with people who have these roles or work in these settings. You can find these professionals through LinkedIn, family, friends, schools, employers, and community groups. Spend time researching your industry and prospective employers to decide whether this type of degree will help advance your career.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Practice manager
  • Clinical manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Program director
  • Health director
  • Business analyst
  • Health administrator

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Nursing care facility
  • Ambulatory care service
  • Health insurance company

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Job Boards

This is a sample of jobs boards with positions related to this field. Use them in your research to identify additional job titles, common hiring requirements, and local employers. 

Further Exploration

There are a lot of factors that influence whether a career is a fit or not. These can include monetary compensation, benefits, work environment, organization culture, work/life balance, etc. As you consider your career, think about what is important to you in your employer, role, and setting. These resources can help you perform this additional exploration.

For a more detailed guide on career exploration, review Capella’s Career Exploration YouTube series that helps you identify what is important to you in your career and how that aligns with the world of work. 


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