The demand for qualified managers in health services is strong — and outpacing the supply. The most recent estimate says that between 2012 and 2022, this field is projected to grow at 23% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Handbook 2014-15). That growth rate is much higher than the average for all occupations.
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.
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.
The median annual wage for health services managers, according to the source quoted above, is $88,580. Experience, certifications, job title, location and other variables help determine what professionals in this field actually earn.
In response to the needs of the healthcare industry, graduates of this online bachelor's degree program should be able to:
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.
Virginia College's flexible online associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs allow you to do school work when you have time — and wherever there is an Internet connection. Our programs meet the needs of people who are busy balancing work, family, military or other obligations. In addition to flexibility and convenience, we offer:
One of the first questions many of our prospective online students ask is, "How will I pay for college?" The Financial Planning department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants and student loans are available to those who qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions.
To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with a financial planning associate.
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