Healthcare Accounting Associate Degree Online

Learn how to help healthcare organizations keep track of financial information.

Healthcare Accounting

Earn Your Degree Online in 18 months1

Start down a career path that combines your skills with numbers and passion for healthcare. Ultimate Medical Academy’s Healthcare Accounting Associate Degree online program can prepare you for entry-level positions — like accounting assistant, accounting clerk, and bookkeeping2 — in a variety of healthcare settings. Study on your time, from home, and you could get your healthcare accounting associate degree online in 18 months1.

What is Healthcare Accounting?

Healthcare accounting involves helping healthcare organizations keep track of financial information, checking financial data for accuracy and creating financial reports. People working in the healthcare accounting field understand the basic fundamentals of key accounting functions and work in a variety of healthcare settings such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, medical facilities and healthcare companies.

Healthcare Accounting Career Training

When you enroll as an online healthcare accounting student at UMA, you’ll learn the fundamentals of accounting, payroll systems, accounting software applications, and more. Study on your schedule, wherever it’s convenient for you. Best of all, you could graduate prepared to pursue an entry-level position in a healthcare accounting position.

Work Environments

Professionals in this field typically work in settings like:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Medical facilities
  • Healthcare companies
  • Insurance companies

What’s the Job Outlook in Healthcare Accounting?

Earning an associate degree in healthcare accounting could help you pursue positions like accounting clerk, accounting assistant, bookkeeper, and more.

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the healthcare field is projected to add 1.9 million jobs through 20283. This means that healthcare-related employers like physician’s offices, hospitals, and other facilities are projected to need more professionals to fill accounting roles.

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the phone numbers you provided above, including any wireless number(s). You are not obligated to agree to automated contact to enroll.  Note that even non-automated calls are recorded for quality assurance. Message frequency may vary. Ultimate Medical Academy’s Privacy Policy and Short Code Terms and Conditions.

  • Healthcare Accounting (Associate Degree) Courses

    How long is the degree program? 18 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Associate Degree – Healthcare Accounting

    Please see the UMA Catalog for required courses in your state.
    Typical Core Courses:
    Principles of Accounting 3 Credits
    Principles of Accounting II 3 Credits
    Accounting Software Applications 3 Credits
    Cost Accounting 3 Credits
    Payroll Accounting 3 Credits
    Introduction to Diagnosis and Procedural Coding 2 Credits
    Optimizing the Reimbursement Cycle 4 Credits
    Healthcare Business Operations 4 Credits
    Medical Terminology 4 Credits
    Medical Law, Ethics, and Records Management 4 Credits
    Healthcare Settings, Claim Cycle, and Claims Processing 4 Credits
    Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology I 4 Credits
    Student Success 1 Credit
    Career Success 2 Credits
    Total 44 Credits
    Typical Additional Degree Requirements:
    Computer Fundamentals 3 Credits
    Interpersonal Professional Communications 3 Credits
    Total 6 Credits
    Typical General Education Courses:
    English Composition 3 Credits
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
    College Math 3 Credits
    General Biology 3 Credits
    Sociology 3 Credits
    Total 15 Credits

What is healthcare accounting?

What is healthcare accounting?

Healthcare accounting professionals understand the basics of accounting in the healthcare field. They produce financial records, complete financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

Will I learn other skills in this program besides healthcare accounting?

Will I learn other skills in this program besides healthcare accounting?

Yes. UMA’s healthcare accounting program also teaches medical billing and coding concepts, problem-solving, critical thinking, and skills that may help you become a more well-rounded candidate for employment. Additionally, students gain an understanding of healthcare settings, healthcare business operations, medical law and ethics, medical terminology, coding, claims processing, reimbursement, payroll, records management, and much more.

Do I have to become certified or licensed to work in healthcare accounting?

Do I have to become certified or licensed to work in healthcare accounting?

Entry-level positions such as accounting clerk, accounting assistant, accounts receivable clerk, and accounts payable clerk may not require certifications.

Do I need experience in accounting to enroll in UMA’s Healthcare Accounting online program?

Do I need experience in accounting to enroll in UMA’s Healthcare Accounting online program?

No, previous accounting experience is not required to enroll in this program. It is recommended that students are comfortable with math. It’s also helpful to be comfortable with computer technology; however, there is a Computer Fundamentals course in the program.

What would I study in UMA’s Healthcare Accounting courses?

What would I study in UMA’s Healthcare Accounting courses?

AAs a UMA student, your Healthcare Accounting courses would cover a variety of subjects. Topics include introduction to accounting principles, accounting software applications, payroll, reimbursement, and healthcare business operations. For a complete list of courses in this program, see the courses section above.

What’s it like to take healthcare accounting courses online?

What’s it like to take healthcare accounting courses online?

Online courses at UMA are designed to be flexible, so you can train for your career on your own schedule. 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 tutoring, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support, and more.

What should I look for in top schools for healthcare accounting training?

What should I look for in top schools for healthcare accounting training?

Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer healthcare accounting programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one tutoring. At UMA, we believe that providing career assistance such as interview preparation and job search help are important support services for our students. To learn about the comprehensive student support services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.

What’s the best school for your needs?

What’s the best school for your needs?

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 walk you through deciding which program is right for you. Call us at (888) 213-4473. Let’s talk about you.

Do I need to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

Do I need to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

No, you do not need to become a CPA to work in the field of healthcare accounting. UMA’s Healthcare Accounting program prepares students for entry-level employment for accounting positions in a variety of healthcare settings. While UMA’s Healthcare Accounting program does not prepare students to become certified public accountants or to take the Certified Public Accountant exam, but to work in the field as a healthcare accounting clerk or bookkeeper, we are committed to providing our students all of the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding their future in this industry.

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Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the phone numbers you provided above, including any wireless number(s). You are not obligated to agree to automated contact to enroll.  Note that even non-automated calls are recorded for quality assurance. Message frequency may vary. Ultimate Medical Academy’s Privacy Policy and Short Code Terms and Conditions.