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Take on Key Roles in the Fast-Growing Health Services Administration Field

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boomer population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for health care services.

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Career Success Starts with a College Degree

Regardless of U.S. labor market conditions one constant holds true: Education boosts earnings and reduces unemployment.

According to the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU) the earnings gap between college graduates and those with less education continues to widen. In 2021, median income for recent graduates reached $52,000 a year for bachelor’s degree holders aged 22–27. For high school graduates the same age, median earnings were $30,000 a year.

Those with a bachelor’s degree earn, on average, 75% more over the course of their lifetime.* In addition to increased earning potential, a bachelor’s degree can provide opportunities for promotion or entry into a new career.

*Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce

People with a bachelor’s degree earn on average

more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma

Popular Health Services Administration Careers

Medical/Health Services Manager

National Median Annual Salary
28% growth increase thru 2031
Local Estimated Base Salary
Updated April 2023
Organizations for Medical Service Managers in Kentucky:
Advocate Aurora Health
LifeStance Health

Master’s typically required for entry-level positions

Health Information Technician

National Median Annual Salary
17% growth increase thru 2031
Local Estimated Base Salary
Updated April 2023
Organizations for Health Information Technologists in Kentucky:
Baptist Health System
U.S. Veterans Health Administration

Bachelor’s typically required for entry-level positions

Training & Development Specialist

National Median Annual Salary
8% growth increase thru 2031
Local Estimated Base Salary
Updated April 2023
Organizations for Training Specialists in Kentucky:
Planned Parenthood

Master’s typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Health Services Administration Careers

  • Accounts manager
  • Health data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Admissions coordinator
  • Utilization/case manager
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Physician practice administrator
  • Coding/reimbursement consultant
  • Hospital department director
  • Hospital department supervisor
  • Performance improvement coordinator
  • Quality management coordinator

EKU Health Services Administration Program in the Workforce

Where Have EKU Health Services Administration Graduates Worked?
  • Amedisys Home Health
  • Carilion Clinic Fort Defiance & Weyers Cave, Va.
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Lexington, Ky. VA Health Care System
  • University of Kentucky HealthCare
Get a Career Boost by Becoming a Student Member of the Kentucky Health Information Management Association

Professional organizations offer the opportunity for you to gain leadership skills, stay current with emerging industry topics, and expand your network both locally and beyond. The Kentucky Health Information Management Association (KHIMA) is the local chapter of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students are able to join KHIMA for a low price of only $49. Students are encouraged to take advantage of all the benefits that KHIMA has to offer for student members, including:

Annual Meeting with Specific Student Track
The student track sessions offer education on important topics for students beginning their career. Student members are able to register for a heavily reduced fee.

Scholarship Opportunities
Each year KHIMA offers opportunities for student members to submit applications and potentially receive scholarships up to $1,500.

Credentials Exam Reimbursement
All KHIMA student members are eligible for reimbursement for the cost of a successfully passed RHIA or RHIT exam (within 6 months of graduation and pending proper documentation provided).

Leadership Opportunities
Students involved with KHIMA have the opportunity to transition to an active member after graduation. Active members have the opportunity to become committee members, committee chairs, and run for additional board positions.

EKU Online Career Services

Career planning is tough, but with EKU you don’t have to tackle the process alone.

The EKU Office of Academic and Career Services is a one-stop shop for all of your career and professional development needs. We offer a variety of services to current online EKU students and alumni to help you with your career development, decision-making and job search.

Services include:

  • Creating/Updating Your Resume and Cover Letter
  • Interviewing Tips and Coaching
  • Career Documents Review
  • Job Search
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