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You’re a problem-solving multitasker, you like to work with people, and you’re ready to pursue new career opportunities. If this describes your skillset, then you may be a good fit for the Healthcare Management online program at Ultimate Medical Academy. Learn how to implement processes that help a clinic or hospital department run more efficiently. Earn your associate degree in our Healthcare Management online program while studying from home, and you could get the career training needed for an entry-level job in 18 months1!
Interacting directly with patients isn’t the only way to play an important role in healthcare. Implementing processes, preparing budgets, constructing documents — these are all important aspects of helping a facility operate efficiently. Entering the healthcare management field means collaborating with medical staff leaders to help a facility or hospital department meet its goals, run more efficiently and maintain a positive relationship with its patients and employees.
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As a UMA Healthcare Management student online, you’ll learn to implement processes to help a clinic or hospital department run more efficiently. You’ll also learn medical billing systems, how to construct business documents, how to prepare budgets, how to help resolve workplace conflict and more.
UMA’s Healthcare Management associate degree program offers courses online that give students the opportunity to gain industry competencies while enhancing their skillset in areas of learning. This is done with a combination of general education as well as field-specific courses.
Please see the UMA Catalog for required courses in Arkansas, Kansas, and Minnesota.
Credits: 66 Approx. time to complete: 18 months1
Professionals in this field work in settings such as a:
Employment in this field is projected to grow 32 percent (faster than average) from 2019 to 202919. Through 2029, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 15.7 million open positions.4
UMA graduates in this program can pursue entry-level roles such as:
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 team 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 69,000 students through graduation so far. We’d love to help you, too!
You don’t have to stop after you earn an associate degree. UMA maintains agreements with educational partners who share many elements of our mission. 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. You can find more information on UMA’s partner schools here.
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 888-212-5421.
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Employees with a healthcare management degree help their department operate efficiently through supervision of people and managing processes.
Employees with an associate degree in healthcare management may hold a position that includes improving efficiency and quality of healthcare services, supervising assistant administrators, managing finances such as patient fees and billing, creating work schedules and more. To learn more about job titles held by professionals in this field, see the section above entitled, “What is healthcare management?”.
As part of your healthcare management training at UMA you’ll study the basic computer information systems used in healthcare, how to communicate in a professional manner, medical terminology, the healthcare claim cycle, how to handle payroll for a business, human resource management and more. For a list of typical courses you would take for this degree, see the courses section above or consult the UMA Catalog.
Online courses with 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 academic support, live learning labs, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support and more. Visit the UMA Online page to learn more.
Students who graduate from UMA’s Healthcare Management associate degree program can pursue a variety of entry-level roles such as medical office assistant, customer service representative, patient services, certified/registered nursing assistant, and patient care assistant.
Although completion times do vary by individual student, you could earn your Healthcare Management associate degree in about 18 months.
Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer healthcare management programs, UMA is a school that offers a long list of student services, including one-on-one academic support, help writing your resume, job interview coaching, job search assistance and more. For a full list of student services included at UMA, see the student services page.
Through 2029, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 15.7 million open positions.4 So, if you’re interested in careers that involve implementing processes to help a clinic or hospital department run more efficiently, and you like the idea of working in healthcare, this could be a robust career field for years to come.
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 healthcare management programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one academic support. Top schools that offer healthcare management 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.
Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by helping you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to pursue a new career. Through 2029, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 15.7 million open positions.4 Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the new jobs in this growing field.
Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to pursue a career in the fast-growing healthcare industry5. Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can pursue your new career.
An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.
Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by helping you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to pursue a new career. Through 2029, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 15.7 million open positions.4 Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the new jobs in this growing field. 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.