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Online PhD Programs in Health Administration & Services

From the FDA's drug safety guidelines to legislation concerning Medicaid, healthcare is a huge topic these days. If you have a career in healthcare and want to work in an administrative capacity, consider getting a health and medical doctorate degree.

When you enroll in a PhD program in the health sciences, you'll learn all the ins and outs of the healthcare industry including the methods and procedures used in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. You'll learn about the research methods of health sciences, how to analyze and interpret various data, how technology affects the medical field, and how to teach health professions. For busy professionals or those with family commitments, earning an online PhD in health sciences is a great choice. Studying online allows you the flexibility to continue working and furthering your career while you study.

Once you graduate from your PhD health sciences program, you could be qualified to manage a hospital, conduct research on the best methods of diagnosing and treating certain ailments, or teach health professions at a college or university. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the healthcare industry is growing faster than the average, and the median earnings of health services administrators is $67,430. For a lucrative career in healthcare management, look into earning your doctorate degree.

 

Sources

"Medical and Health Services Managers," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, January 2014, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

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