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Healthcare Management

The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace due to recent changes in the healthcare system. With this growth comes the demand for skilled Healthcare Managers to lead and manage healthcare facilities and staff. Those who have healthcare career training and experience working in a healthcare setting are at a higher demand than ever before among companies looking to fill leadership roles. If you have a passion for helping people and the desire to maintain the quality of healthcare services, our Healthcare Management degree program could be right for you.

O1 Career Overview

Are Health Services Managers in demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Health Services Manager jobs is expected to increase 23% from 2012 to 2022.

How to Become a Healthcare Manager

  • Most Healthcare Manager jobs require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in healthcare management or related field.
  • Master's degrees are also common in this profession.
  • Requirements vary by workplace.

Important Qualities of a Healthcare Manager

  • Analytical skills

    Healthcare Managers must be able to understand and follow current regulations and be able to adapt to new laws.
  • Communication skills

    Healthcare Managers must be able to communicate effectively with other health professionals.
  • Detail oriented

    Healthcare Managers must pay attention to detail. They might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.
  • Interpersonal skills

    Healthcare Managers need to be able to discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives. They must be able to motivate and lead staff.
  • Problem-solving skills

    Healthcare Managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems.
  • Technical skills

    Healthcare Managers must be able to follow advances in healthcare technology. For example, they may need to use coding and classification software and electronic health record (EHR) systems as their facility adopts these technologies.

What Do Healthcare Managers Do?

Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services

  • Keep up to date on new laws and regulations so that the facility in which they work complies with them
  • Supervise assistant administrators in facilities that are large enough to need them
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Create work schedules
  • 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

Where Do Healthcare Managers Work?

  • Hospitals - state, local, and private
  • Ambulatory health care services
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government

Projected Employment from 2012 to 2022

2012
315,500
2022
388,800
Average Annual Salary
$88,580

Top Paying States

  1. New York: $114,550
  2. California: $113,810
  3. Connecticut: $111,680
  4. Rhode Island: $110,930
  5. New Jersey: $110,340
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

O2 Fremont Difference

Our Healthcare Management Degree Completion Program allows students to apply previous college credits toward a bachelor’s degree that can be completed in just 15 months. This means that you can earn a bachelor’s degree and begin your healthcare career in a little over one year. If you’re interested in our Healthcare Management program and don’t have college credits to apply toward a degree, you can still earn a healthcare bachelor’s degree in just two-and-a-half years. No other school offers an accelerated degree program in Healthcare Management led by instructors who are experts in healthcare and have years of experience. There are many other reasons why students choose Fremont Healthcare College, continue reading to learn more.

Essential courses

  • Healthcare Organization Courses
  • Long-Term Care and Issues of Aging and Disability
  • Quality Management and Patient Safety
  • Managed Care and Healthcare Policies
  • Bachelor's Degree Capstone
  • Medical Industry Courses
  • Global Health
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Leadership and Management Courses
  • Human Resources Management
  • Quality Management
  • Information Technology in Healthcare
  • Strategic Planning

O3 Admissions and Aid

Fremont takes the stress out of enrolling in college by working with you every step of the way to determine your career goals and help you find a way to pay for school. If you have concerns that you won't be able to afford college, our financial aid team will help you apply for grants and student loans to fund your education. We are committed to making sure that nothing stands in the way of obtaining the career you have always wanted.

O4 Fremont Graduates

Your time at Fremont doesn't end at graduation. Alumni are invited back for workshops, networking mixers, and other events that provide an opportunity for career enhancement. Fremont alumni also receive career planning assistance from our career services team and have access to numerous resources to help them achieve their career goals. In addition, our employer network consists of well-known companies that have been employing our graduates for years. We have numerous graduate success stories to prove that earning a degree at Fremont College is a wise investment in your future.