ICDC College’s Healthcare Management Associate Degree prepares you for a job in the growing healthcare industry. In fact, job growth for employees who have taken healthcare management degree programs is expected to increase faster than many other occupations over the next several years.*
Healthcare Managers typically have received extensive healthcare training and oversee the business operations of the medical industry. Healthcare management integrates electronic records management, medical coding, billing and reimbursement, and coordination of day-to-day business activities. A Healthcare manager performs duties within the areas of human resources, financial management, accounting, and data collection. Without effective healthcare managers, doctors, nurses and other medical service providers would not be able to deliver efficient and timely patient care.
ICDC College’s online Healthcare Management Degree program prepares students for management and administrative roles in the business side of the medical field. Students enrolled in the program will receive comprehensive training in the key areas of the healthcare field, such as:
- Healthcare business environment
- Patient administrative services
- Electronic records management
- Workplace management
- Public health practices
- Medical coding, billing, and reimbursement
Get your Healthcare Management Degree online today! Obtaining your degree online from ICDC College allows you educational flexibility. You can attend classes anytime, anywhere, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ICDC College lets you get your education on the go, and is tailored to fit your busy lifestyle.
Once the enrollment process is complete, ICDC College provides you with the tools you need to succeed, including online coursework, books/e-books and a new laptop computer** – all of which are included in the cost of your tuition! Your next step is to log in and learn!
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical and Health Services Managers. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (11/4/13).
**Laptop and books/e-books included with tuition. Online students only. Conditions apply, limited time offer.
Graduates with a healthcare management education from ICDC College may be qualified to work in the business side of any branch of the medical field, from primary and specialty care, to mental healthcare or urgent care, occupational medicine, physical therapy, and sports medicine, among others.
Healthcare management career paths include a growing list of potential employment locations* to choose from, including:
- Hospitals and Clinics
- Private Physician Offices and Medical Groups
- State-Governed Facilities
- Home Healthcare and Outpatient Care
- Assisted Living Facilities and Rehabilitation Centers
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical and Health Services Managers. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-3 (11/4/13).
Career Services assistance is provided by ICDC College upon completion of the program.
ICDC College offers its graduates an employment preparation course prior to graduation, that helps to assist them in finding sources of employment, preparing an effective résumé and effective interviewing techniques.
Healthcare Management graduates may be qualified for entry-level employment in:
Administrative Aide to Executive Director: In this position you would typically assist a Clinical Manager in all business processes to ensure efficient operation of a clinic or clinical department. Duties may include assisting patients with testing, screening and education. You might also assist with administering financial processes, supervising clinic staff, managing clinic operations during Clinic Manager’s absence, ordering of medical supplies and equipment, assuring adherence to policies involving patient confidentiality, charting, billing, and more.
Medical Office Manager: In this role you would oversee the day-to-day front office operations of a medical practice or doctor’s office. You would be responsible for management of medical records, scheduling, reception, and staff supervision. A medical office manager may also be responsible for managing budgets and analyzing financial statements.
Medical Billing Manager: As a Medical Billing Manager you would be responsible for daily operations of the billing office for a medical practice or doctor’s office. You might also supervise the office staff. You would manage patient payments and accounts, insurance billing and processing of payments, and must have knowledge of the appeals and denials process.
Health Record Technician: As a technician of health records you would work primarily on maintaining, auditing, processing and updating health records according to established clinic or hospital procedures. A health record technician typically inputs into a computer system any relevant data abstracted from various medical records or related sources for use in patient admissions, discharge, and transfer.
The Healthcare Management Associate Degree program is available at the online campus only.
Completion of the accredited courses provided in ICDC College’s online Healthcare Management Associate Degree program prepares graduates to effectively contribute to the management of business processes in a medical office, hospital, clinic or healthcare facility.
Some courses included in the Healthcare Management program are:
- Anatomy and Medical Terminology
- Medical Billing Management
- Healthcare Business Management
- Workplace Management Issues
- Public Health Practice Management
- Health Data Management
- Management of Electronic Health Records
- Healthcare Management in the Global Environment
Certain restrictions may apply for enrollment.
The occupations this program prepares students to enter by name and SOC code:
Medical Records/Health Information Technician 29-2071.00; Medical Secretary 43-6013.00; Medical Health Service Manager 11-9111.00; Office Clerks General 43-9061.00; Receptionists and Information Clerks 43-4171.00; Medical Transcriptionists 31-9094.00; Billing and Posting Clerks 43-3021.00; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 31-9099.00.
The links to the occupational profiles on the Department of Labor’s O*Net are:
Tuition and Fees: $37,593.50
Books and Supplies: included w/ tuition
On campus room and board: N/A
The program is designed to take 91 weeks to complete:
MEDIAN LOAN DEBT/ON-TIME GRADUATION RATE FOR COMPLETERS/ PLACEMENT RATE:
This program is new. Therefore the number of students who graduate, the number of students who are placed, or the starting salary you can earn after finishing the educational program are unknown at this time. Information regarding general salary and placement statistics may be available from government sources or from the institution, but it is not equivalent to actual performance data.