Join a rapidly growing industry and have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others daily. A healthcare management technology (HCMT) professional ensures a healthcare facility is running as it should in terms of budget and the goals of the facility’s practitioners. Essentially, an HCMT professional oversees the day-to-day business operations of a healthcare facility.
Program Director Dr. Karen Lankisch talks about the types of careers our Healthcare Management graduates hold:
Professionals with an associate degree in healthcare management can find great opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings, in roles like these:
Healthcare management professionals may have long, rewarding careers that allows them to combine their business acumen with their empathy for others. This degree provides students with a starting path to transition into leadership positions healthcare administration or hospital administration careers, which often require bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Professionals within this field may work at organizations such as:
You may want to consider the Physician Practice Management Certificate. The Physician Practice Management (PPM) Certificate is a 1+1 program. You may enroll in the certificate program and then choose to move on and earn your associate degree in Healthcare Management. Our PPM Certificate will prepare you for the CPPM exam.
Students can continue to pursue a Bachelor’s in Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) while working. Starting in Fall 2023, student may also choose to purpose the Bachelor’s in Health Information Management.
Below you’ll find data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reports job outlook and salaries based on national data. The careers listed below are examples of employment and wages within healthcare management. Salaries and job titles will vary depending on previous career experience, place of employment, and the state you reside in.
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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.”
*Please note that international transcripts must be evaluated from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
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