Help connect people to the services they need.
Help connect people to the services they need.
Ultimate Medical Academy’s online Health and Human Services associate degree program allows you to build foundational skills from home, so that you can start pursuing entry-level jobs in 18 months.2 Balance your busy life with our flexible online courses and receive exceptional student support along the way. Experience all the potential of earning an education on your time.
Compassion, empathy, and organization are pillars in the health and human services field. If improving the lives of others by connecting them to vital services seems important to you, consider this growing field as a potential pathway toward doing that for a living.14
The health and human services field covers a variety of jobs, all of which generally focus on improving lives within a given community as well as the community itself. This often includes guiding people in need to allied health services that can help. Roles in this field typically involve contact with a diverse group of people who may have a wide range of personal challenges. Through a combination of management and organization, assisting these populations through informed guidance is key.
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As a student in UMA’s online Health and Human Services program, you’ll be prepared to assist, support, and advocate for individuals and families when it comes to meeting their healthcare needs. You’ll understand the value of community programs and community outreach by learning how to research relevant services to help people, connect them with those vital services, and more. With a curriculum built to accommodate your schedule, our program is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to secure community resources, provide assistance and referrals, recognize advocacy needs, acknowledge vulnerable populations, and support those seeking public and private services.
UMA’s Health and Human Services program offers courses that give students the opportunity to gain key industry competencies while enhancing their skill set in areas of learning. This is done with field-specific courses and additional degree requirement courses.
Please see the UMA Catalog for required courses in Arkansas, Kansas, and Minnesota.
Credits: 64 Approx. time to complete: 18 months2
Professionals in this field work in settings such as a:
Employment in this field is projected to grow 17 percent (faster than average) from 2020 to 2030. In that span, 69,500 job openings are projected to be added.15 Through 2030, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 16.97 million open positions.4
UMA graduates in this program can pursue entry-level roles such as:
Entry-level positions for this career field typically start in the lower range of estimated salaries, with the lowest 10 percent being $27,910 or less annually. UMA’s programs prepare graduates for such entry-level positions and its median graduate salaries generally tend to be in this range, based on self-reported data from graduates shortly after graduation.
The median annual salary for all those in this career field (not just UMA graduates) is $37,610. The top 10 percent of earners in this career field earned more than $59,490. In other words, not many people in this field make more than this amount annually.
Note: Salaries may vary according to location and other factors.
Why choose UMA?
When you pursue an associate degree from Ultimate Medical Academy:
At UMA, you won’t feel like just another number. In fact, you’ll participate in classrooms with a maximum size of 25 students. Our student support teams can help you with academic support, technical assistance, job search guidance, mock interviews, financial aid if qualified, and more.
Our programs also include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online environment. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue your career.
An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for your newfound passion and career path. Let UMA help you change your future. We are proud to have supported more than 75,000 students through graduation so far. We’d love to help you, too!
Your associate degree doesn’t need to be the end of your education; UMA maintains agreements with various educational partners who share our values and our missions. Through these partnerships, alumni with an associate degree from UMA who meet a partner’s admissions requirements have an opportunity to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in select areas of study.6 Find more information on UMA’s partner schools.
If you qualify for applicable financial aid, we’ll walk you through the process. Multiple resources may be available to help pay for the cost of your education. Our Student Finance advisors are committed to helping you understand the options you qualify for and can assist you in applying for various forms of financial aid to see if you qualify.
To learn more about financial aid possibilities, contact a Student Finance advisor at 888-212-5421.
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So, with the coursework of a Medical Assistant student at UMA, I’ve been confronted with the challenges of phlebotomy skills, front office skills, balancing checkbooks, and doing accountant work. I am very happy that I decided to attend UMA because they have always helped me through whatever problems I’ve had. Whether it’s from hurricane support...
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Everyone here is like family, and the teachers want to do everything in their power for you to get it, for you to understand it, and for you to be perfect at it.
Joshua A. | UMA Graduate
I’ve always had a passion for helping people… With the education that I’ve attained, I’ve opened more doors than I thought could ever be possible.
Jennifer W. | UMA Graduate
Enrolling at UMA was probably the best decision that I have ever made.
Brittney J | UMA Graduate
I could not have asked for a better school.
Dominique B. | UMA Graduate
With discipline and with commitment, we can attain our goals. Even though we have our own personal struggles, there’s always a door that opens. Opening this door to UMA has been the best decision that I have ever made.
Leticia B. | UMA Graduate
I would describe my experience as a UMA student as joyful. I’ve enjoyed the entire experience. I can’t really put it into words how much I’ve enjoyed it.
Heather R. | UMA Graduate
When my mother was having surgery and I was in the hospital, I was thinking I could imagine myself actually doing things like this. I just wanted to do something in life where I would feel like I was not only helping myself but helping others as well.
Miguel R. | UMA Graduate
Yes, but with an emphasis on the healthcare industry and some focus on school and community settings. Students in the UMA's Health and Human Services associate degree program study interviewing and intervention strategies, program planning, case management and more. If you’re looking to earn a degree in the human services category and specialize in the growing healthcare industry, this may be the program for you.
Yes. As a student in this program, you’ll study social services in the Social Welfare class, and you’ll explore social programs in Introduction to Health and Human Services. Learn more about the advantages of specializing in social services for the healthcare industry by earning a Health and Human Services degree and by reading “Find a Healthy Niche in Social Services.”
It typically takes 18 months to complete this online associate degree program (may vary according to individual student).
Absolutely. While the basic education may be similar between schools that offer health and human services programs, UMA is pleased to offer an extensive list of student services, all included in our tuition. UMA is a school that offers a Health and Human Services education program which includes one-on-one academic support, help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance.
As a Health and Human Services student at UMA, you’ll take online courses on a wide range of topics. You’ll study interpersonal communication skills, family dynamics, counseling techniques, medical terminology and more. To see a typical list of online courses you would take with UMA for our Health and Human Services degree program, see the courses section on this page or consult the UMA Catalog.
Online courses with UMA are designed to be flexible for studying. Complete your classwork in the morning, at lunch, or in the middle of the night. It’s up to you. And UMA is here to help you every step of the way with online academic support, live learning labs, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support and more. Visit the UMA Online page to learn more.
Of course, you’re looking for the best school — for you. So, we recommend taking a look at your individual needs. If you’d like to talk, UMA is here to listen and walk you through deciding which program is right for you. The more we understand about your unique situation, the more we can try to help. Call us at 888-213-4473. Let’s talk about you.
Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer health and human services programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one academic support. Top schools that offer health and human services training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services page.
Ultimate Medical Academy is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES.org), a national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Though UMA is not your traditional 4-year university or local community college, we offer online diplomas and degrees in 11 healthcare programs, some of which offer on-site externships and certification preparation — all intended to put you in a position to pursue a healthcare career after graduation.