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Healthcare administration vs. health sciences: what’s the difference?

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Individuals seeking a career in management and administrative roles in a hospital or other healthcare facilities may choose a healthcare administration degree to best prepare for those types of leadership roles. Earning a master's degree in health administration can help you better qualify for the leadership jobs you really want.

Students with a stronger interest in public and community health, health and wellness, health policy or health education may prefer to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.

Learn more about our bachelor's degree in healthcare administration

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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