Establish yourself in a rapidly growing industry
With a projected 20% growth in jobs by 2026 (bls.gov), healthcare is one of the largest and most rapidly growing industries in the United States, and it requires a workforce that extends far beyond the patient-facing doctors and nurses we typically think about. Behind the scenes, skilled managers and administrative professionals ensure that the business aspect of healthcare works seamlessly, day in and day out.
With a Bachelor of Science in Business with the Health Services option, you can be an important part of ensuring our healthcare establishments keep pace with patient needs.
Career Opportunities in a Variety of Settings
Penn State Schuylkill's business program health services option graduates have forged careers in areas including hospital management, health care administration, records management, and more. This option allows you to tailor your business degree so you graduate ready to begin a career path to roles including:
- hospital administrator
- medical and health services manager
- medical records manager
- nursing home manager
- practice manager
Students in the health services option take the following courses, and require a grade of C or better:
Students also would enroll in some of the following courses:
- CAS 404: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
- HPA 310: Health Care and Medical Needs
- HPA 311: Population Health and Healthcare
- HPA 390: Prof Development in Health Policy & Administration
- HPA 430: Health Care Leadership
- HPA 442: Long Term Care Management
- HPA 450: Health Policies
- HPA 455: Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Services
Additional Business Coursework
Students will supplement their studies with an additional 6 credits of 300-400-level courses from ACCTG, BA, FIN, HPA, MGMT, MKTG, MIS, or SCM.