Students completing the community
health, health education, or school health
education program concentrations are eligible to sit for the national credential exam
-Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.).
The field of Health Care Administrators will experience rapid employment growth.
Applicants with work experience in health care and strong business and
management skills will likely have the best opportunities. A master's degree is the
standard credential for most positions, although a bachelor's degree is adequate for
some entry-level positions in smaller facilities and in health information
management. Students completing the health care administration option with a
minor in management and completing an internship at a long-term care facility may
take the Tennessee State Licensing Exam for Nursing Home Administrator.
What do they do?
Most medical and health services managers work long hours. Facilities such as
nursing care facilities and hospitals operate around the clock, and administrators
and managers may be called at all hours to deal with problems. They also may travel
to attend meetings or inspect satellite facilities.