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Online Healthcare Administration Career Center

Welcome to Healthcare Administration Center! Here you will find resources dedicated to helping you begin your career as an administrator in the healthcare field. State-specific degree programs, fellowships, job opportunities and interview tips are just some of the helpful things you will find on this site.

Healthcare Administration Schools in California

California is one of the most beautiful (and most expensive) places to live in the United States. Residents of this state are treated with beautiful weather on almost a year round basis, and the ocean is right next door.

There are a large number of people who are currently working in the healthcare administration field in California. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics there are 26,690 health management employees in the state. This is a good sign for those of you who are looking for a place to call home once you start your career.

You will also find that health managers in California are paid some of the highest wages in the country at an average income of $113,810. However, don’t let the big numbers fool you. The cost of living is very high and that can quickly eat away at your earnings. If you’re interested, scroll down to the bottom of this post to see some cost of living data for cities in California.

Healthcare Administration Schools in California

Brandman University

brandman universityMaster of Business Administration – Health Administration

Offers electives in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, IT security, etc.

36 – 48 credits depending on waivers

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California Coast University

california coast universityMaster of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

39 credits – composed of 13 core health administration courses

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California University – San Diego

cal u san diegoMaster of Science in Healthcare Administration

Total cost of program: $28,482

14 courses, 57.5 credits, 15 month program

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California State University (multiple locations)

cal state long beachEast Bay: MS – Health Administration
Long Beach: MS in Health Care Administration
Los Angeles: MS in Health Care Management
Northridge: MBA – Health Services, MS – Health Administration
San Bernardino: MS – Health Services Administration

Credits will vary from location to location. Please visit websites for more specific information about each program.

Golden Gate University

golden gate universityMBA – Health Services Management

Tuition: $2,520 per 3-unit school of business course

12 health services management credits required

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Loma Linda University

loma linda healthMBA Healthcare Administration

Strong emphasis on hands-on experience with 1200 hour practicum

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National University

national universityMaster of Healthcare Administration

Offers electives in medical practice management

16 courses, 72 quarter units

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San Diego State University

san diego state uMPH – Health Management and Policy

No specific credit requirement given. Follow the link below for more details on the program.

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University of California Los Angeles

ucla public healthMPH – Health Policy and Management

Specific credit requirement depend on which degree you apply for (Executive MPH, Master of Science, etc.) Check below for more info.

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University of California – Berkeley

uc berkeley business schoolMBA – Health Management

Program has been a leader in healthcare management education since 1948

Program adds 4 months to the regular MBA schedule

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Cost of Living Data for California

As you can probably guess, California is one of the most expensive states to live in. One of the main reasons for that is the high demand for the beauty that it offers on a year-round basis. If you’re willing to put up with a higher cost of living for about two years you shouldn’t have any problems enjoying your stay in California.

cost of living in california

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