Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Healthcare

An online bachelor’s degree in healthcare program may provide students with in-depth training and skills on dealing with issues pertaining to healthcare management. In this four-year program, students may learn how to blend business principles with healthcare, gain management techniques, and comprehend healthcare data. Popular areas of concentration may include management, administration, ethics, and marketing.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a graduate degree in healthcare. Baccalaureate-level graduates may seek employment in marketing, human resources, healthcare, and communication.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A bachelor’s-level healthcare degree program may include several general education requirements, healthcare-focused electives, and major-specific coursework within a specific area of concentration. Students may complete courses such as ethics and decision making in healthcare, quality assurance risk management, and healthcare economics. Possible areas of concentration for a healthcare bachelor’s degree program may include the following:

  • Management
  • Administration
  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Ethics
  • Marketing
  • Decision-Making

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level healthcare graduates may seek employment in marketing, human resources, finance, healthcare, and communication. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare opportunities for medical and health service managers are expected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Office Manager
  • Medical and Health Service Manager
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Director of Nursing

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online bachelor’s degree program in healthcare may decide to continue their education and enroll in a graduate-level degree program. A healthcare graduate degree program may provide students with additional managerial and leadership skills required to thrive in the healthcare industry through courses in healthcare law, public policy, and risk management.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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