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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 Louisiana

In 2008, the state of Louisiana had approximately 11,600 healthcare establishments that helped provide care for its residents. Those 11,600 healthcare establishments employed approximately 269,000 people with a total payroll of $9.6 billion.

The health sector is the largest employer in the state based on total payroll expenditures. As you can tell from these statistics the state of Louisiana is deeply invested in providing care to its residents.

With that in mind, the upcoming changes posed by the Affordable Care Act will pose a tough challenge to the state of Louisiana. The need for individuals with strong managerial and communications skills will grow steadily over the next few years, and likely more, as changes to the healthcare system are implemented.

As of 2012, the state of Louisiana employed approximately 3,470 individuals specifically in a health administration role. This is slightly below average when compared to other states in the US. This employment number is likely to rise out of necessity as the number of necessary administrative tasks in healthcare increase.

If you are looking to live in Louisiana long term and work as a health admin you can expect to make an average salary of $84,610 after gaining some experience (2012 data – BLS.gov). Due to the low cost of living in the state this salary should be more than enough to make a comfortable living.

Healthcare Administration Schools in Louisiana

Louisiana State University-Shreveport (Shreveport, LA)

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Health

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)

  • Master of Business Administration: Health Care Administration Concentration

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Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Medical Management
  • Master of Public Health
  • Masters in Business Administration/Master of Health Administration

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University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

  • Master of Science in Health Care Management

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Cost of Living in Louisiana

Louisiana is a relatively low cost state when compared to the national average. The chart below will show you scores for the state as well as, in this example, scores for the city of New Orleans.

As you might expect, the amenities available to you in New Orleans are plentiful. You will need to do a bit of research to find the lowest crime areas to live based on your school location. Tulane and U. of New Orleans are both located within the city, but there are other school options as you can see above.

If you would like to look up more information about the cost of living in different cities please feel free to visit areavibes.com.

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