Healthcare Administration Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Secretary

Expected Salary

$30,530

Job Growth

41%

These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Since there is a great need for effective health care administrators in institutions such as doctor’s offices, governmental agencies, hospitals and the like, an associate’s degree in Health Care Administration might be right for you.



Administrative roles may differ within health care institutions, but the necessity for health care administrators is so great that you will be almost assured of a career as a health care administrator. Health care administrators must be detail-oriented and be able to set objectives and goals for their department and staff. They must evaluate the progress of personnel and be adept at handling budgets and medical reports. Health care administrators can be employed by doctors to be a supervisor within their offices.

To obtain your associate’s degree in health care administration, there are several different kinds of online programs. Choosing an accredited program is key, because you can also go on to advanced degrees and be able to transfer your associate’s degree credits.

Administrators within the health care industry often start their careers by working within other health care specialties, such as laboratory assisting or nursing. If you are interested in something more advanced and you have the drive and initiative, a health care administration degree may advance your ideals and goals.

Whether you are placed within a hospital, an insurance company or a doctor’s office, you will definitely need more courses in management in order to continue to advance within the health care field. For example, many nurses may become nursing administrators after receiving management training. Curricula that integrates hands-on learning with classroom material is the best way to succeed in this area.

Courses you should be looking for in an effective online health administration program include:

  • Health care information technology
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Health care law

All administrators are required to pass exams that give them licenses within their respective state. Federal law mandates that the health care administrator be state licensed.

Healthcare Administration Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.

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Advanced Training Associates

It is the everyday goal of ATA to assist individuals in learning new skills and/or enhancing previously obtained skills, through continuing education or vocational education. ATA also provides customized military education programs to a variety of armed forces branches and major corporations from across America. If you are not able to come to us, we will bring the education to you. ATA is fully equipped to travel and teach at your location. In San Diego, we are in the Military Spouse Advancement Initiative.

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Brightwood College

At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.

The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.

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Southeastern College

Southeastern College Offers Career Education Designed for Working Adults

As a student at Southeastern College, you will gain the training, skills, and knowledge you need to prepare for a rewarding career in occupations such as:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology and more

Programs vary by campus

Why Southeastern College

Our career-focused programs and flexible class schedules make Southeastern College a great choice for busy working adults. Small classes ensure personalized attention for each student, and you will gain career skills in an educational environment that simulates the workplace, so you can begin using your education immediately on the job.

Additional benefits:

  • Prepare for a new career in as few as eight months
  • Learn from dedicated instructors in a caring, friendly learning environment
  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify
  • Career placement assistance is available for graduates

Contact us today to find out more about why Southeastern College is the right choice to reach your career goals.

ACCREDITATION
Southeastern College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Blvd, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia, 22201. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Commission at (703) 247-4212.

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Arizona College

Arizona College prepares students to work in the “real world” of medicine. With the use of lecture and laboratory teaching, we provide our students with hands on experience. Arizona College also provides job placement services including interview techniques and preparing resumes.

Students at Arizona College can take advantage of many benefits. Arizona College students can get their resumes updated and receive job placement assistance at no charge. Whether looking for a part-time “survival” job while going through school, hoping for the right externship or looking for placement upon graduation, career development is available to help students through their search.

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