Healthcare Administration – Associate of Applied Science
A successful medical operation relies on the organization and leadership of healthcare administrators. Also known as healthcare managers, these professionals are responsible for carefully planning and coordinating healthcare delivery.
Healthcare administrators work in a range of fields and healthcare settings. Some are specialists and supervise a specific practice area or department. Others are generalists and are responsible for an entire healthcare facility.
Healthcare administrators must possess solid communication skills as they interact with a wide variety of people in a professional office environment. One of the biggest satisfactions of working in the healthcare field is the knowledge that one is truly helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
Through the Healthcare Administration Associate of Applied Science Degree Program, students gain the solid foundation of skills required of this challenging and satisfying field. This includes training in current computer technologies and a thorough knowledge of accounting. Courses also include Human Resources and Organizational Management as these skills are crucial to a successful career in administration.
Graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of management principles and how to successfully apply them to the requirements of the healthcare industry.
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Healthcare Administration is offered at:
- 60 academic weeks
- Long-term Care Facilities
- Medical Organizations
- Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
- Health Insurance Companies
How much will this program cost me?
- Tuition and fees: $26,645
- Books and supplies: $0
- On-campus room & board: not offered
The cost of certain required books, tools and supplies is included in the lab fee. Once issued, these items become the property of the student and the lab fee cannot be refunded. Other fees may apply. Some books become the property of the student and others are loaned for the term(s) for which they are needed. All loaned books must be returned in good condition at the end of each term. Students who graduate or withdraw must within one week return all books or the appropriate replacement charge will be made against the student’s account.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 94.81% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates:
- Federal loans: $23,369
- Private education loans: $0
- Institution cust-info plan: $0
How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 60 academic weeks to complete. 68.83% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who complete the program at the Health Career Institute, Wilsonville is 64.71%. For Springfield students, the rate is 63.16%.
What type of jobs?
- Administrative Assistant
- Patient Access Specialist
- Front Office
- Healthcare Administration
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Claims and Billing
Will I be able to pay back my student loans?
% (Not available) of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them.