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Related Skills

These skills will help you have a successful career in the healthcare leadership field. Our program at Illinois State will give you the education and experience to develop these skills.


Since healthcare leaders deal with confidential and important data, oversee employees, and deal with critical business processes you must be accurate and pay close attention to details. The information you provide is critical to a patient's health and well-being. It's also important to the operation of the organization.


Solid communication skills will help you be successful in the healthcare leadership profession. Since you'll work with people at all levels in the organization, you'll need to be able to work well with others.

Critical Thinking

Healthcare leaders use business and patient data for clinical and business decision making. Data is analyzed to study trends in how people use health care. This information helps organizations predict and respond to a community's health needs.


The medical field is fast-paced and changes frequently. Being able to work well under pressure and in an environment of constant change will be beneficial.

Healthcare professions also use technology. A strong computer background and the flexibility to learn new technology will help you succeed.

Being Successful in the Field

To get into the Healthcare Leadership field, you'll need to have a bachelor's degree. Entering the profession with a bachelor's degree gives you many opportunities. Graduation from our program also qualifies you to complete the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification. Some graduates may choose to pursue a Master's Degree once in the field to move into higher levels of healthcare administration.

Related Fields

General job titles people with a Healthcare Leadership degree might have include:

  • Chief information officer
  • Chief operating office
  • Coding Manager
  • Revenue cycle manager
  • Department director or assistant director
  • Quality Manager
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Change manager

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