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Concorde Offers New Health Care Administration Degree Completion Program

Concorde Staff
Concorde Staff
Updated October 11, 2018. The information contained in this blog is current and accurate as of this date.
Healthcare administrator in a medical office

At Concorde, we understand the need to continually provide meaningful health care education to our past, current and future students. That is why we are pleased to announce our new online Health Care Administration degree program.

The HCA program allows any graduate with an associate degree to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Concorde uses to only offer the program to students who graduated with an associate in Respiratory Therapy, but due to the high demand, we are opening it up to anyone with an associate degree.

Is HCA the right fit for you?

There will still be the option to get the respiratory therapy emphasis for those who have an associate degree in respiratory therapy from a valid certified source (CoARC, CRT or RRT).

A Bachelor's in Health Care Administration is intended for individuals wanting to pursue careers dealing with the business operations of medical facilities. Typical jobs would include medical and health service managers, healthcare administrators, and administrative medical assistants.

The curriculum is designed to help students gain a strong foundation in the core disciplines of healthcare administration. The program helps prepare graduates to take an expanded professional leadership role, enhances interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration, and provides a base for continuing education at the graduate level if desired.

What are the typical job duties?

Health care administrators have a diverse range of responsibilities and make a meaningful contribution both to their facilities and to the communities. They must run efficient and cost-effective practices that keep patients both healthy and happy. Health care administrators keep up with changes in both medicine and regulation, ensuring that their facility is offering the most modern care possible and remains in compliance with ever-changing laws and regulations.

Health care administrators usually plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. They commonly set up policies and procedures and implement them with the departments.

Is healthcare administration growing?

Employment of medical and health service managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations per the BLS occupational handbook. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be an increased demand for healthcare services. This means a greater need for health care workers and managers who organize and manage medical information and health care staff.

Do you hold an associate's degree in health care? Have you been thinking about going back to get your bachelor's degree?  Now is the right time and Concorde is the right place. Further your education and take your health care career in a new direction.