‌The bachelor’s degree completion program in Economics with a concentration in Healthcare Services Administration is for healthcare professionals holding an associate's degree who want to advance their careers as managers or supervisors.

Healthcare administration professionals make decisions every day that help improve the lives of their patients. They're responsible for planning, directing and coordinating health services, and working closely with medical staff to positively impact patient care.

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Students who enter the program typically have gained experience in the healthcare field, having worked as:

  • clinical laboratory scientist
  • dental hygienist/dental assistant
  • occupational therapy assistant/physical therapy assistant
  • radiology technician
  • respiratory technician

Healthcare administration

The field of healthcare administration is growing fast, and so is the demand for qualified candidates to fill the growing number of jobs. Employers seek candidates with very specific credentials in the field.

We'll help you gain the practical skills necessary for intelligent decision-making and administration in healthcare. You will be able to:

  • create evaluative techniques
  • design and implement budgets
  • develop quantitative skills
  • evaluate management goals
  • use theoretical concepts of social dynamics
  • research healthcare and economic issues 

Career opportunities

You will be prepared to pursue a wide array of employment options:

  • community clinics
  • government offices
  • hospitals
  • insurance companies
  • regulatory agencies

Study online

We offer an online degree completion option for adult learners with some college credits. Learn more about our degree completion program

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508.999.8605
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