Healthcare Management Associate Degree Online

Pursue a career on the business side of healthcare.

Healthcare Management Student

Healthcare Management Training Online

You’re a problem-solving multitasker, you like to work with people, and you’re ready for new career opportunities. What a coincidence. We’re a career training school that specializes in helping people like you.

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 to understand medical billing systems, construct business documents, prepare budgets, help resolve workplace conflict and more. If that sounds like a good match for you, we’d like to answer any questions you might have.

Why should I earn my associate degree from UMA?

Earning an associate degree from UMA can positively impact your future by making you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong platform for career growth. Let us help you gain the on-the-job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are ready to access some of the 4 million new jobs that are projected through 2022.1

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 start a career in the fast growing healthcare industry.1 Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can start your new career and unlock an average $400,000 of additional earnings over your lifetime.2 A degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.

Job outlook for healthcare management.

Healthcare management degree holders can apply for healthcare management careers including clinical support specialist, front desk supervisor, medical accounts receivable, medical billing supervisor, medical office specialist, practical manager, activities director and more. Professionals in this field may work in a variety of environments including a doctor’s office, hospital, insurance company, outpatient clinic or public health agency just to name a few. Employment for this career field is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.3

  • Healthcare Management Online Courses

    How long is the degree program? 17 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Associate of Science in Healthcare Management

    Required Courses:
    Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems 3 Credits
    Interpersonal Professional Communications 3 Credits
    Medical Terminology & the Healthcare Claim Cycle I 5 Credits
    Medical Terminology & the Healthcare Claim Cycle II 5 Credits
    Medical Practice Management Systems 4.5 Credits
    Accounting, Payroll, Banking & Accounting Systems 5 Credits
    Business Office Operations for the Manager 5 Credits
    Healthcare Law, Compliance, Ethics & Medical Record Management 6 Credits
    Human Resource Management 6 Credits
    Practice Structure and Enhancement 5.5 Credits
    Introduction to Leadership & Management 3 Credits
    Total 51 Credits
    General Education Courses:
    English Composition 3 Credits
    English Composition II** 3 Credits
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
    College Math 3 Credits
    General Biology 3 Credits
    Sociology 3 Credits
    Total 15 Credits/Arkansas Residents 18.0 Credits*
    Program Total 66 Credits
    Program Total for Arkansas Residents* 69 Credits

    *Arkansas Residents - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has requirements for coursework that are not contained in UMA programs for other states. Therefore, Arkansas residents must meet program requirements that are slightly different. These courses are required for residents of Arkansas.

    Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code § 6-61-301.

    **Required Course for Arkansas residents

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Management

    Q: What is healthcare management?

    A: Professionals with a healthcare management degree help their department operate efficiently through supervision of people and managing processes.

    Q: What are some common responsibilities for healthcare management careers?

    A: Professionals 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.4 To learn more about job titles held by professionals in this field and possible work environments, see the section above entitled, “Job outlook for healthcare management.”

    Q: Is there a difference between healthcare management schools?

    A: Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer healthcare management programs, UMA is pleased to offer an extensive list of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.5 UMA is a school that offers a healthcare management training program which includes one-on-one tutoring, help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance.

    Q: Why should I choose a healthcare management degree instead of a general management degree?

    A: According to the BLS, occupations and industries related to healthcare are projected to add the most new jobs between 2012 and 2022.6 So if you’re interested in careers involving management and supervision and you like the idea of working in healthcare, you’re looking at a healthy career field for years to come.

    Q: What types of healthcare management courses would I take?

    A: 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 full list of courses you would take for this degree, see the courses section above.

    Q: What’s it like to take healthcare management courses online?

    A: 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 tutoring, live learning labs, a mobile app, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support and more. Visit the UMA Online page to learn more.

    Q: What’s the best school for your needs?

    A: Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So what are your needs? Ultimate Medical Academy wants to be the best school for you and we’re here to listen. Because the more we understand about your situation, the better we can help. Let’s talk about you. 888-213-4473.

    Q: What should I look for in top schools for healthcare management training?

    A: Start by looking for an accredited school. If it’s not accredited, it’s probably not a top school. Top schools that offer healthcare management programs should offer personal assistance every step of the way, such as one-on-one tutoring. Top schools that offer healthcare management training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn more about these types of important features, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.

    Where can I find more info about healthcare management?

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This program can be completed in as little as 17 months.

May vary according to individual student.

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98% of UMA students in this program who responded to a survey said they were satisfied overall with their decision to enroll at UMA.

Source: Averaged results from the Ultimate Medical Academy Online “Quarterly Student Survey” for all four quarters in 2014 (1,276 responses).

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—Peggy W., UMA Student

1BLS, Healthcare: Millions of jobs now and in the future, Spring 2014, http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/spring/art03.pdf  2Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, The College Payoff, 2014,https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/collegepayoff-summary.pdf  3http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm  4http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-2  5According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs. 6http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm

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 at the phone numbers you provided above. You are not obligated to enroll.