Health Care Administration (Online)

Start your career in health care administration (HCA).

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Program Type

Associate Degree

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Delivery Method

Online

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Course Length

20 Months*

*Students with prior healthcare education may be able transfer up to 28 credits for an accelerated start

Program Objective

This associate degree program will provide you with a general knowledge of business, administration and organization within the healthcare field. Classes focus on health information technology, business communication, management, accounting and computer applications. By earning this associate degree at Pima Medical Institute, you are starting on the pathway toward a rewarding entry-level administrative position in allied healthcare, whether this is your first job or a way to advance your current career. With further advanced degrees, advancement in administrative, managerial or leadership roles is possible.

Careers in Health Care Administration

What Are My Career Opportunities in Health Care Administration?

What Are My Career Opportunities in Health Care Administration?

This associate degree program will prepare graduates to apply their skills in a number of different roles, such as:

  • Front desk supervisor
  • Scheduling coordinator
  • Medical office specialist
  • Patient representative
  • Medical records clerk
  • Office supervisor
  • Insurance coordinator
  • Relations coordinator
  • And much more!

They can work in a variety of environments:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • For-profit/non-profit institutions
  • Insurance industries
  • Long-term care organizations
  • Rehabilitation companies
  • Pharmacies
  • Educational institutions
Job Outlook

Job Outlook

For those looking to cultivate their health care administrative experience into more managerial roles, the job outlook is strong.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow significantly from 2019 to 2029. As the large baby boomer population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.

Continued Education

Continued Education

At Pima Medical Institute, we offer an online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and an online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. Get the skills needed to move up within the healthcare industry, with the flexibility of virtual instruction. Work on your degree anywhere, anytime.

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

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Semester I

CCM 101
Communications
CCL 100
Computer Literacy
BIO 121
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
CMT 115
Medical Terminology

Semester II

HCA 100
Office Management
HIT 155
Electronic Health Records
MTH 132
Basic College Mathematics
HIT 135
Introduction to Insurance

Semester III

ENG 101
English Composition I
CPT 201
Computer Fundamentals
MTH 210
Math Applications
HCA 201
Introduction to the Health Care System

Semester IV

HCA 210
Business Communications
HCA 220
Health Care Management
ECN 101
Macroeconomics
SOC 115
Introduction to Sociology

Semester V

PSY 201
Psychology
HCA 213
Medical Law and Ethics
HCA 221
Human Resources Management
HCA 230
Accounting for Health Care Management

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our enrollment process, view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

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“I am currently the Clinical Practice Director for Scottsdale Physician’s Group Virtual Care. In just over a year we have gone from 4 to 45 technicians and I credit Pima Medical Institute and their HCA program for providing me the foundation and the training needed to lead this fast growing company.”

Daniel Flores, Health Care Administration Graduate

Pima Medical Blog

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Disclosures And Accreditations

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