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Long Term Care Admin/Management

62 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
20 Master's Degrees Annually
#80 in Popularity
$113,730 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Long Term Care Admin/Management Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many long term care administration/management graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 206
Bachelor’s Degree 63
Graduate Certificate 25
Master’s Degree 20

What Long Term Care Admin/Management Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to long term care administration/management and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Long Term Care Administration/Management Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Skills for Long Term Care Administration/Management Majors

A major in long term care administration/management prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time Management - Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Abilities for Long Term Care Administration/Management Majors

Long Term Care Administration/Management majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

What Can You Do With a Long Term Care Admin/Management Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with long term care administration/management:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5% $99,730

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Long Term Care Admin/Management?

63 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
87% Percent Women
54% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 87% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of long term care administration/management majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Long Term Care Administration/Management Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 21
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

How Much Do Long Term Care Admin/Management Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to long term care administration/management is $113,730. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with long term care administration/management require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to long term care administration/management have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 19.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 65.4%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 3.9%
Master’s Degree 11.5%

Online Long Term Care Admin/Management Programs

In 2018-2019, 36 schools offered a long term care administration/management program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 13 7
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 5 0
Post-Baccalaureate 13 7
Master’s Degree 3 3
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Long Term Care Admin/Management Worth It?

The median salary for a long term care administration/management grad is $113,730 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 185% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,476,600 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to long term care administration/management.

Major Number of Grads
Health Care Management 26,580
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 8,933
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 8,765
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 8,662
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 7,619
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 5,305
Hospital & Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 4,620
Medical Office Management/Administration 3,769
Health Information Management 2,848
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 2,426
Medical/Health Management & Clinical Assistant/Specialist 1,262
Medical Reception/Receptionist 745
Clinical Research Coordinator 332
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 268
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 186
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 182
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician 30
Health/Medical Claims Examiner 14
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor 8

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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