Healthcare Administration Degree Program

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Healthcare administrators work in a variety of medical environments, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, health insurance companies and other areas that support the healthcare profession. With a degree from SBBCollege’s Healthcare Administration Degree program, students can prepare to join a team in one of these environments!

Our Bachelor of Science healthcare administration degree program focuses on multiple areas of this occupation, training students through a combination of medical administration, computer applications, accounting, human resources and organizational management. At SBBCollege, we work hard to do everything we can to give students all the skills they need to get ahead.

With a bachelor’s healthcare administration degree, graduates are prepared for entry-level management positions and possess a comprehensive understanding of how to apply management principles to their working healthcare environment. For students seeking careers in healthcare management, the bachelor’s in healthcare administration provides a solid foundation in medical administration with an understanding of computer applications, accounting, human resources and organizational management.

The healthcare administration degree program is designed to prepare the student for rewarding healthcare careers in hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practice, health insurance companies and various other organizations that support the healthcare profession. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment and be prepared for entry-level management positions.

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Healthcare Administration Degree Courses

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The Healthcare Administration degree program combines a solid foundation in medical administration with an understanding of computer applications, accounting and advanced coursework in human resources and organizational management.

Courses on the curriculum include:

  • Basic and advanced medical diagnostic coding – ability to accurately and completely code patient encounters – ICD, CPT, and HCPCS coding
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Medical billing procedures - insurance billing, appointment management, accounts receivable
  • Patient care management software
  • Introduction of the electronic process for collecting, maintaining and transmitting health related information
  • Drug classifications and their action – drug uses, adverse reactions, dosages, and documenting medications
  • Comprehensive review of healthcare delivery systems in the US – the new US healthcare plan is explored
  • Public and community health – understanding of global/local community health issues, regulations, and preventative measures – environmental issues associated with water and air quality, waste management, communicable disease, and occupational health issues
  • Principles and applications of healthcare accounting and business management in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, and nursing homes
  • Managed care – national policy concerns, economic problems faced in maintaining health care
  • Healthcare marketing concepts including market research, branding and promotion
  • Analysis of current healthcare businesses, challenges and strategic planning

Health Care Careers

The healthcare industry is progressing rapidly and the number of careers in healthcare continues to grow alongside it. Because of the new federal healthcare legislation up to 32 million Americans will gain access to health insurance. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018 there will need to be more than 4 million new healthcare positions created in order to manage this massively increased demand on the healthcare sector.

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Areas of opportunity:

  • Billing Manager
  • Clinic Manager
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Practice Administrator
  • Program Manager

Industry areas:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare consulting firms
  • Nursing homes
  • Private medical practices
  • Public health departments
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Health associations
  • Universities and research facilities

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Our admissions associates are ready to talk to you about how our healthcare administration degree program can help to shape your future career. They can discuss the program in detail, talk you through the application process and let you know about the finance options that are available.

We have programs that can meet your needs and suit your circumstances. Don’t delay; contact our admissions department now for more details about how SBBCollege can change your life forever!

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Program Highlights:

  • Get trained in just four 10-week terms
  • Affordable hands-on training
  • Labs with industry standard equipment
  • Financial aid for those who qualify
  • Job-placement assistance