Our online associate degree in healthcare management program prepares graduates for a career on the business side of the healthcare industry. Individuals aspiring to a role in healthcare administration or interested in being a vital part of medical business management (without patient contact) should consider this fully online, two-year associate business degree in healthcare.
Healthcare management is the overall management of a healthcare facility, such as a clinic or hospital. Healthcare management professionals collaborate with medical staff leaders to help a facility or hospital department meet its goals, run more efficiently, and maintain a positive relationship with its patients and employees. With an associate in healthcare management, graduates find themselves involved in: planning processes, preparing budgets, creating departmental goals and strategies to reach them, and working to improve the quality of healthcare services.
Program Director Dr. Karen Lankisch explains what makes UC’s Healthcare Management program unique
The responsibilities of health care management professionals vary depending on the type of health care setting and the size of the organization, but some of the most common include:
The University of Cincinnati offers continued encouragement and support to our graduates through our Professional Technical Certification Reimbursement Program. The Program awards eligible students full or partial reimbursement for various technical certification exam fees (including CPPM®, CPC®, CTR® and more)!
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Healthcare management is a growing career field. Employment in this field is projected to grow 28 percent (faster than average) from 2021 to 2031. Through 2031, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 16.97 million open positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you’re looking to get into the business side of the healthcare industry, an associate degree in Healthcare Management is an excellent first step toward reaching your career goals. Our Associate Healthcare Management curriculum focuses on specific business topics within healthcare, such as Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Compliance, and Healthcare Applications. General management programs won’t cover these specific healthcare industry topics and could put you ahead of the competition.
Suppose you choose to further your education after earning an associate degree in healthcare management. In that case, UC offers specific online healthcare bachelor degrees such as the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Healthcare Leadership or the Bachelor in Health Information Management.
Most colleges allow you to order copies of transcripts online, by mail, or in person via the office of admissions or registrar’s office. You’ll complete a transcript request form, you may pay a small fee, and have to provide proof of identification.
If you don’t know where to start when requesting transcripts, usually, the easiest way to locate your previous college transcripts is to conduct an online search for “(your previous school name here) transcript request.”
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