Health Services Management (Bachelor's)
The exploding healthcare field needs trained and qualified managers. These professionals don't work directly in patient care giving, but they are vital in keeping healthcare organizations operating at peak efficiency.
The Health Services Management bachelor's degree program, available online from Virginia College, is designed to prepare you for mid-level management positions in healthcare organizations including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory care centers and home health agencies.
The future is bright for trained people in this career field. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-2011 Edition), published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, states that employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16% by 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The publication further states that the healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations.
The Handbook also says, "Employment will grow fast in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will continue to shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management will grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex."
Medical and health services managers will also be employed by healthcare management companies that provide management services to hospitals and other organizations and to specific departments such as emergency, information management systems, managed care contract negotiations and physician recruiting.
Are you ready to work on your health services management bachelor’s degree online?
Virginia College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Learn more about our online bachelor's degree in health care administration by completing our Request More Information form or by calling us toll free at 888-827-7770.
Take the first step toward your online health and medical degree. Find out if you qualify for financial aid, and we’ll help you find the best way to fund your education. The Virginia College faculty and staff are available to make sure you get the most from your online college education experience.
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