93 - Percent of heath care informatics alumni employed in senior-level positions within the field of health care
35 - Number of health care informatics students enrolled in the fall 2016 semester
25 - Number of health care informatics students enrolled in the spring 2017 semester
28 - Number of students who graduated from the health care informatics program during 2015-16
Health Management and Informatics
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida HPA II - Suite 210 4364 Scorpius Drive Orlando, FL 32816-2205
Career Opportunities in Health Services Administration
Health services administration involves managing the integration
of all aspects of health-care to provide services. HSA graduates
are concerned with the business aspect of the health industry:
human resources, accounting, marketing and sales, planning,
information systems, and facility management.
Health services administrators are often responsible for
million-dollar budgets of facilities and equipment as well as
hundreds of employees. The complexity of the job, the challenge of
leading and motivating, and the delivery of efficient and effective
high-quality health care combine to make health services
administration a rewarding and demanding career.
Health services administrators advance by completing graduate study
and moving into more responsible and higher paying positions, such
as assistant or associate administrator, and in larger facilities,
as the CEO.
Health care is the fastest growing industry in the country and the
second largest industry in the state of Florida. The industry is
growing so fast in Florida, due to the demographics of the
population, that there should be a variety of career opportunities
in health services administration for the foreseeable future.
Debbi Lehner began her career in health care as a radiology
technologist. Today she is chief operating officer at Bartlett
Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska, where she oversees departments
such as diagnostic imaging, construction management, building
maintenance, physical therapy, pharmacy, laboratory, respiratory
therapy and others.
Places of Employment
Career opportunities in health services administration encompass
much more than hospital care. Health services administrators are
often employed by other types of health-care facilities and
ambulatory surgical centers
home health-care agencies
They may also be employed by organizations that do business with
health-care facilities, including
computer software firms
durable medical equipment companies
research and development firms
Medical group practices and HMO's are expected to grow larger
and more complex, and the need for professionals to manage those
organizations also creates jobs for health services
Meet Two Alumni
Debbi Lehner began her career in health
as a certified radiology technologist. She
advanced into hospital administration roles,
including a position at South Seminole
Hospital in Longwood, Fla., (photo). Today she is CEO at Greeley County
Services in Tribune, Kansas.
"I really like the diversity of my job. I learn
enough about each specialty area to be its
- Debbi Lehner, B.S. Health Services
Administration ('96); M.B.A. ('99)
As an HSA graduate student, Ayanna
O'Connor held an internship at the Health
Council of East Central Florida. Learn more.
She is currently the operations manager for
Community Health Center, Inc., in
"Health services administration blends my
interests in both business and medicine."
- Ayanna O'Connor, M.S. Health Sciences -
Health Services Administration ('06)
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems.
— Daniel Barr,
“UCF was one of only a few programs nationwide that offered the course work and modality that met my needs. It is definitely a different way of learning, but I find the online modality truly a rewarding and unique experience for learning and collaboration.”
— Jennifer Hamilton,
Executive M.S.HSA, '14
The UCF Health Care Informatics progam has been the catalyst in needed to reignite my career.
— Guy Piasecki,
The health care informatics faculty offered unique perspectives and provided me the ability to succeed in a dynamic field that is changing our healthcare delivery system.