Health Administration Certification in New York - NY

How to Become a Healthcare Administrator in New York

  1. Obtain a degree or degrees

    Healthcare Administration is a diverse career so there are many considering Healthcare Administration education in New York.  It also helps if you have prior field experience or are already an allied health professional and who wants to move ahead into management.

    As a New York administrator, you should have a bachelor’s degree as a minimum.  Most job opportunities expect you to have a master’s degree or even a doctorate so a post secondary/undergraduate degree is a standard credential.

    When training to be a healthcare administrator, your training should emphasis health services administration, business administration, public health administration. You should also take courses in accounting, financial management, strategic planning and ethics.  If you plan to specialize in nursing homes or long term care facilities, your study should also include long term care or nursing facilities administration. 

    Start by finding a New York institution near you that offers both undergraduate and graduate educational programs in healthcare administration and the different specialties.  You also might want to decide on a specialty area such as nursing home administration, patient accounting, policies and procedures.  Many of the following professional organizations may have scholarships, fellowships or grants available to you.

    The New York Chapter of the American Association of Healthcare Administration Management (AAHAM) (www.aaham.org) provides statewide information that is New York specific and offers seminars, scholarships and peer advice.  The New York Chapter’s website is www.servicesandstuff.com/MidYork.

  2. Become certified or licensed as a New York Administrator

New York does not require you to be licensed for most areas of healthcare administration in New York. 
If you choose to specialize in patient accounts management or the development of compliance programs, the American Association of Healthcare Administration Management (AAHAM) has certification for those specialties.  Both AAHAM exams CPAT (Certified Patient Account Test) and the CCAT (Certified Clinical Account Test) are available to be taken online.  For more information go to www.aaham.org or contact:.  

11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 281-4043
E-mail: moayad@aaham.org

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (IPM) offers a Certified Manager certificate.  You’ll need to complete approved training and pass their exam:

598 S. Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone:  1-800-568-4120

If you wish to be an administrator for a New York nursing or long term care facility, the state has extensive requirements including a degree from an accredited educational institution (with a minimum bachelor’s), a state license, qualifying field experience as well as have participation in a board approved internship.

The New York Chapter of American College of Health Care Administrators (www.ache.org) gives more detail on what is required or you can contact the State of New York, Department of Health (www.health.state.ny.us/professionals/nursing_home_administrator).

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