Health Services Management - Bachelor's Degree
The demand for qualified managers in health services is strong — and outpacing the supply. As of 2012 (the most recent estimate available), decade-long job growth in this field is projected at 22% according to O*NET OnLine (using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). That growth rate is much higher than the average for all occupations.
An Online Health Services Management Program for Working People
Now there's a flexible academic program for people who want to complete a health-based, interdisciplinary bachelor's program on a full-time or part-time basis — depending on their work load — in a convenient online learning format. This program is designed for those who want to make an initial entry into this exciting field or for those who seek advancement in an existing career field.
Do you have previous college credit? Up to 90 credit hours can be transferred toward completion of your Virginia College bachelor's degree.
What Do Health Services Managers Do?
Graduates may pursue entry-level management positions as medical and health services managers with job duties that include planning, directing, or coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, ambulatory care centers, managed care organizations, public health agencies or similar organizations.
Health Services Management Salary Outlook
The median annual wage for diagnostic medical sonographers, according to the same source, was $92,810 in 2014. Experience, certifications, job title, location and other variables help determine what professionals in this field actually earn.
How the Program Develops Health Services Managers
In response to the needs of the healthcare industry, graduates of this online bachelor's degree program should be able to:
- Demonstrate eligibility for management positions in the health services industry
- Write and speak effectively, read and listen critically, and handle learning resources effectively
- Interpret and analyze healthcare and historical data
- Identify the human values which govern responsible moral choice and apply fundamental human beliefs in a critical and reasoned manner
- Expand practice capabilities
- Enhance interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration
- Coordinate a job search
Get Started Today.
Prepare to seek management jobs in the growing health and medical field. Complete the Request More Information form today to learn more about the online bachelor's degree in Health Services Management at Virginia College.
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NOTE: Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.
Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas are required by Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma to be listed as Certificates (C).
Associate of Science degrees (AS) are required by SC, TN & VA to be listed as Associated of Applied Science degrees (AAS).
Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS) are required by LA & VA to be listed as Associate in Occupational Studies degrees (AOS).
Bachelor of Science degrees (BS) are required by TN to be listed as Bachelor of Applied Science degrees (BAS).