Train for a career in healthcare administration.
Medical and health service managers are the backbone of healthcare environments. They provide clear order and structure that allows hands-on medical workers to focus on patients rather than operations. Their leadership can make a difference in fast-paced medical settings.
If you are organized and skilled in leadership, a career in health service management could be right for you. At Virginia College, we offer an online bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management that is designed to help you advance your current career or start a new one. We can prepare you with a practical foundation that is relevant to real-world medical and health service manager jobs.
If you have previous college credit, up to 90 credit hours can be transferred toward completion of your bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management.
We offer a flexible healthcare administration 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.
Virginia College’s Healthcare Management program focuses on enhancing your professional skills and strengthening your ability to interact with an increasingly diverse medical community. Our healthcare administration courses are designed to help you develop the ability to plan, direct or coordinate health services in a variety of medical facilities.
You will have the opportunity to learn about the evolution of our current healthcare system as well as gain skills in strategic planning, streamlining operations, basic accounting procedures and the fundamentals of financial management.
Working in health service administration takes leadership abilities, business knowledge and a basic understanding of medical processes. Good health service managers understand how to manage people, finances and day-to-day operations. Our program aims to prepare you for these aspects of health services management jobs.
Graduates of our online Health Services Management program should be able to:
With a degree in healthcare administration, there are many opportunities you can pursue. We are here to help you find the right one. After graduating from our Health Services Management program, you may have the qualifications to pursue entry-level management positions in a number of healthcare organizations including the following:
Virginia College’s Career Development department specializes in helping new graduates prepare for the job market. If you need help with your resume, job interview techniques or even finding job leads, we can assist you. While it’s ultimately up to you to find a job, we are here to support you during the process.
Health services management is the business aspect of operating healthcare facilities. It drives the behind-the-scenes administration, human resources and financial management of medical offices and is how productive and safe work environments are created and sustained. Organizations rely on health services management to run safely and effectively.
The demand for qualified health services managers is strong — and outpacing the supply. A recent estimate projects that this field is projected to grow by 17% through 2024. That growth rate is much higher than the average for all occupations.*
A career in health services administration can be rewarding both personally and professionally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average health services manager salary is $94,500 per year.* Experience, certifications, job title, location and other variables help determine what professionals in this field actually earn.
You could train for the skills to pursue a career in health management. 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.
Want to get a degree through Virginia College Online Programs? Here are a few simple steps to help you get started:
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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (accessed August 2016). National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual growth or any particular salary.
Note: The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Virginia College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.
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