Associate of Science in Healthcare Management
Interested in healthcare management?
When you think “healthcare,” doctors may be the first things that come to mind. But equally important to the operation of any physician practice or medical facility are healthcare managers. What is healthcare management? It’s a job that uses management software for medical practices, communication and other skills to ensure that healthcare facilities run smoothly and operate in compliance with federal laws and regulations.
Why should I earn a healthcare management degree?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the healthcare industry is expected to grow 33% from 2010–2020.* Because many support positions require only a certification or diploma, it’s possible that an associate of science degree could give you the skills – and edge – to grow into greater responsibilities, like office management roles.
How will I find the time for healthcare management courses?
Many UMA students balance life responsibilities with earning a healthcare management degree. Along with help from family and friends, we support you every step of the way, through access to advisors, instructors and SOAR, a free resource that helps with family issues, childcare sources, staying focused and motivated, legal matters and more.
What will I learn?
Compliance, software decision-making, communication, planning and organizing, a background in accounting from the viewpoint of management,, financial principles and more. UMA’s healthcare management courses teach the skills needed to pursue an entry-level position – with the potential for growth into a healthcare management role. When you finish your healthcare management degree, youare qualified to sit for the Certified Medical Manager-Academic (CMM-A) examination given by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM).
Course List and Program Information
How long will it take me to earn a healthcare management degree?
Most UMA students finish their healthcare management degree in as few as 18 months. That means you could be only a year and a half away from exciting new career possibilities.
What is online learning like?
Despite never having a commute or sitting in a classroom, you’re never far from other healthcare management degree students and staff support.
What about the cost?
Take a look at the chart below. Tuition and registration fees for UMA’s healthcare management degree are competitive with many other private institutions.
Not sure how to pay for your healthcare management courses and education? Talk to UMA’s Financial Aid Advisors. Federal financial aid is available for students who qualify.
Jobs for health services managers will grow faster than the national average from 2010–2020!
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.
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What about financial aid?
Have questions? Need help figuring out how to pay for your education? Financial aid is available for students who qualify – and our financial aid advisors can help you figure out if you’re one of them.
What happens after I graduate?
Finishing your general education and healthcare management courses means you graduate with a healthcare management degree and are qualified to take the CMM-A exam. With a passing rate, you can move into an entry-level career and start working toward management roles in doctor offices, home health facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and more.
How will I find a job?
With our support! UMA students are never alone in their job search. When you graduate with your healthcare management degree, our Career Services department helps you with your employment search. We also support you with interview practice and tips, resume writing and more!
Interested? Let’s talk.
Don’t just wonder a career in healthcare management – start preparing! Give us a call at 888-205-2510. We’d love to answer all your questions – and help you get on your way to a rewarding career.