James Madison University

Potential Careers

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration have numerous postgraduate opportunities. The HSA program at JMU emphasizes preparedness of its students to begin work in the industry upon graduation. There are many entry-level positions in various health care settings for HSA graduates to pursue.

Recent First Positions Held and Work Settings of HSA Graduates  Include:


  • Account Manager, HMO
  • Accreditation Programmer, Hospital
  • Administrator, Nursing Home
  • Billing Specialist, Medical Group Practice
  • Consultant, Consulting Firm
  • Director of Activities, Assisted Living Firm
  • Financial Analyst, Hospital
  • Manager, Service Excellence, Hospital
  • Marketing Coordinator, Hospital
  • Data Analyst, Consulting Firm
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Pharmaceutical Company
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator, Hospital
  • Practice Manager, Group Practice
  • Director of Quality Assurance, Assisted Living Firm
  • Office Manager, Medical Group Practice

Another option available to HSA graduates is that of graduate education and the pursuit of a master’s degree in health services administration or a related field, such as business. It is recommended, however, that students gain experience in the industry through employment in a health services organization before looking into graduate school options.

Salary Information


The earnings of health service managers will vary by the size, type and location of the facility, the level of responsibility assumed by the employee, and employee experience. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-2011), the median annual wages of medical and health services managers was $80,240. 

Announcements

  • August 28
    First Day of Classes
  • November 17-25
    Thanksgiving Break
  • December 9-15
    Final Examinations
  • December 15-16
    Commencement
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