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1 Associates's Degrees Annually
43 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#243 in Popularity (Associate's)
$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 for each degree level during the last year for which data was available.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 148
Bachelor’s Degree 39

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

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in long term care administration/management should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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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

long term care administration/management majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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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

As you progress with your long term care administration/management degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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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.

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 you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

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 degrees associated with long term care administration/management may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

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

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) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 1
Bachelor’s Degree 6 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 6 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 30,702
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 10,541
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 10,010
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 9,004
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 7,581
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 4,981
Hospital & Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 3,981
Medical Office Management/Administration 3,470
Health Information Management 2,942
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 2,251
Medical/Health Management & Clinical Assistant/Specialist 1,257
Medical Reception/Receptionist 730
Clinical Research Coordinator 291
Healthcare Innovation 193
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 118
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 109
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 83
Regulatory Science/Affairs 73
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician 25
Disease Registry Data Management 15
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor 11
Healthcare Information Privacy Assurance and Security 7
Health/Medical Claims Examiner 4

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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