Healthcare Office Administration - Associate Degre | Hodges University
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Associate in Science in Healthcare Office Administration

Program Delivery: On Campus and Online
The Health Sciences Core & Liberal Arts Component are available on-campus & online. The Health Services Administration Core is available online.

The Associate in Science in Healthcare Office Administration program is designed for new and current healthcare careerists who seek careers in relation to the management of healthcare offices in the ambulatory setting. Courses taken in this program can be applied to the Bachelor in Science in Health Services Administration program.

Is a Career in Healthcare Office Administration Right for Me?

If you are interested in a career in medical or health services administration, you possess the following qualities and would enjoy the duties listed below, our Associate in Science in Healthcare Office Administration program is the place to start!

Do you possess the following qualities?

  • Analytical Skills - You must be able to understand and follow current regulations and be able to adapt to new laws.
  • Communication Skills - You must be able to communicate effectively with other health professionals.
  • Attention to Detail - You might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.
  • Interpersonal Skills - You need to be able to discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives, and be able to motivate and lead staff.
  • Problem-solving skills - You may be responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems.
  • Technical Skills - You must be able to follow advances in health care technology like Electronic Health Records (EHR).

Would you enjoy the following duties?

  • Improving efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services.
  • Keep up to date on new laws and regulations so the facility complies with them.
  • Supervise assistant administrators in facilities that are large enough to need them.
  • Manage finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing.
  • Represent the facility at investor meetings or on governing boards.
  • Keep and organize records of the facility's services, such as the number of inpatient beds used.
  • Communicate with members of the medical staff and department heads.

Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-1

What is the Healthcare Office Administration Career Outlook?

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole should see an increase in the demand for medical services.

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-6

What Can I Do with This Degree?

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • Insurance Company Representatives
  • Operations Assistants
  • Marketing Assistants

SMALLER ORGANIZATION MANAGERS OR SUPERVISORS

  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Clinics
  • Dental Offices
  • Optometrist Offices
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Human Service Agencies
  • Massage Therapy Centers
  • Chiropractic Clinics

For more information on career opportunities in this field, visit the following sites:

What Will I Learn?

All credits earned from this degree are acceptable toward the Hodges University Bachelor in Science in Health Services Administration. The Health Sciences Core and Liberal Arts Component are offered in both the traditional on-campus and online delivery format. The Health Services Administration Core is offered only online.

A full-time student, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically three courses per term, can complete this program in five terms or approximately one year and eight months.

Click on the Catalog to view the Associate in Science in
Healthcare Office Administration course list.

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How is Hodges University’s Healthcare Office Administration Program Different?

Our Program Can Be Completed Entirely Online

Hodges University offers the Associate in Science in Healthcare Office Administration program entirely online. When you enroll in an online program at Hodges, you will not be compromising quality for convenience. Imagine completing your degree without commuting to classes. Please note that the Health Sciences Core and Liberal Arts Component are also offered on campus.

Our Professors Have Real-World Experience

Our professors have worked in the field and bring that real-world experience to the classroom.

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Your admissions coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

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dperez7@hodges.edu

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