Health Care Management (B.S)
Bachelor of Science Degree Program
Our Bachelor of Science program at ASA College in Health Care Management is intended for students preparing for a career in managing health care facilities with general or specialized administrative responsibilities.
The program is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the healthcare delivery system in the United States thereby enabling them to gain entry level management positions in the field of healthcare requiring a bachelor’s degree.
The curriculum is relevant to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, home care, and a variety of alternative healthcare settings. The program also introduces analytical and conceptual skills for effective problem-solving along with the competence necessary to apply management concepts, functions, and principles within the industry. The B.S. program in Health Care Management will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the management of health delivery, health care economics, financial management, reimbursement, and technology of health care. The program is designed to equip a diverse student population with current knowledge and skills in the broad spectrum of health care and prepare students for the demands of the job market, which is congruent with the college’s mission.
How Long Does It Take To Get An HCM Degree At ASA College?
The B.S. degree in Health Care Management requires 120 semester hours of credit. The major consists of twenty-two courses or 66 semester credit hours in the health care and business major which includes four courses or 12 elective credit hours in courses based upon the student’s career objectives. Eleven courses or 32 credit hours in liberal arts and general education consisting of required and elective Natural Sciences, Math, Social Sciences, and Humanities courses provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning which are complemented by two courses (4 credits) in required college preparatory courses. In addition, students in the Health Care Management program have the flexibility to transfer in 6 courses or 18 credits of free electives from any program of their choice either at ASA College or other accredited postsecondary institutions. The required capstone and externship/ internship courses will provide students with hands-on practical experience in Health Care Management.
Job & Employment Outlook
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there is currently a substantial demand for Health Care workers and that the market is expected to expand rapidly in the next decade. The Bureau states that “The health care and social assistance sector will account for almost a third of the projected job growth from 2012 to 2022.” In 2012, more than 12 million jobs were in the healthcare industry. The projected growth in job openings in the Health Services industry is expected to be well above the average for all other occupations at 21.5%. Twelve out of the 20 occupations projected to grow the fastest are concentrated in Health Care Services.
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations are projected to add more than 1.7 million jobs in the next decade. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. This dramatic growth is a result of an aging population, individuals living longer and requiring more medical services. This is in addition to advances in medical technology that improve the survival rate of severely ill and injured patients, who will then need extensive care and treatment.
Post Graduation Occupations In Health Care Management
Health Care Manager, Health Care Administrator, Medical Records Manager, Community Health Manager, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Services Manager, Health Unit Manager, Long-Term Care Administrator, Medical Services Administrator
Medical and health services managers’ titles depend on the facility or area of expertise in which they work. The following are examples of types of medical and health services managers:
Nursing home administrators manage staff, admissions, finances, and care of the building, as well as care of the residents in nursing homes. All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; licensing requirements vary by state.
Clinical managers oversee a specific department, such as nursing, surgery, or physical therapy, and have responsibilities based on that specialty. Clinical managers set and carry out policies, goals, and procedures for their departments; evaluate the quality of the staff’s work; and develop reports and budgets.
Health information managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They must stay up to date with evolving information technology, current or proposed laws about health information systems, and trends in managing large amounts of complex data. Health information managers must ensure that databases are complete, acc.
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