Maine Associate in Healthcare Administration Programs
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Health Administration Associate Degrees in Maine

As Maine's population of elderly residents and young families continues to swell, the demand for healthcare services has risen dramatically. In addition to hiring a greater number of healthcare providers and support staff, many facilities have increased their hiring of healthcare managers and administrators.

If you're interested in using your natural leadership abilities to strengthen the healthcare industry in Maine, scroll down to get in touch with Maine healthcare administration programs.

Requirements for Health Administration Programs in Maine

To start qualifying for entry-level healthcare admin jobs, you may want to earn an Associate's degree in health administration. This degree is excellent for its broad introduction to various healthcare administration positions, its overview of Maine healthcare laws and standards, and its practical management skills.

Most students can complete an Associate's program in about two years, although part-time programs can be finished in about four years.

In addition to in-person programs, you may look into online healthcare administration programs in Maine. These programs are designed for busy adults who do not live close to a technical college or whose work schedule does not permit class attendance.

With the exception of an internship, which you may need to find and negotiate on your own, online healthcare admin programs in Maine are strikingly similar to conventional programs.

Across both types of degrees, coursework requirements often overlap.

Commonly Offered Courses

  • American Healthcare Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Medical Office Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Development
  • Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Administration and Management

This is the time to find out what you can contribute to healthcare and how a degree can change the future of your career. Take this opportunity to request information from Maine healthcare administration programs today.

Paying for School in Maine

Once you have accepted a place at a local health administration program, you may want to start the process of applying for financial aid. By filling out the FAFSA, you can find out what federal aid you qualify for.

You may also apply for private grants and scholarships through healthcare organizations and employers. The MaineHealth Franklin Community Health Network awards scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in healthcare. The MaineHealth Waldo County General Hospital runs a similar program.

Healthcare Administration Jobs in Maine

Which Associate's in healthcare admin jobs are available to you in Maine? It's important to spend your time in school learning about different career paths and how to pursue them. Demand varies between job titles, but overall, this industry is growing in Maine.

O*Net expects job openings for medical records technicians to swell 9% by 2024 (2016). For administrative services managers, they anticipate a 3% boost in job openings (O*Net, 2016). Statewide demand for patient representatives may see an 11% boost between 2014 and 2024 (O*Net, 2016).

Maine salaries are in line with national averages. Medical records technicians claim a mean annual income of $36,200 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average income of $74,890 for administrative services managers (2016). Maine patient representatives claim a mean healthcare administration salary of $33,890 annually (BLS, 2016).

Current Issues in Maine Healthcare

As the largest state in New England, Maine is bound to have some unique healthcare challenges. The Maine Medical Center recently planned a massive expansion that would offer service to thousands more patients (Press Herald, 2016). Administrators have to follow the proper steps to get these plans approved. Maine training programs and health centers recently received over $2.3 million in grants (NewsOK, 2016).

Get involved in Maine's healthcare industry and start a career you love. Get started by contacting Maine health administration programs now.

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Eastern Maine Community College (Bangor, ME)
Programs Offered:
BBA - Business Management-Healthcare Secretary
Kaplan University (Augusta, ME / Lewiston, ME)
Programs Offered:
BS in Health Care Administration - Lewiston, ME
BS in Health Information Management
BS in Health and Wellness
BS in Public Administration and Policy - Advanced Start
BSHUS - Youth/Family Services and Administration
BSHUS - Youth/Family Services and Administration
Health Information Management
MBA - Health Care Management
MBA - Health Care Management - Augusta, ME
MPA - Health Care Management
MSM - Health Care Management
MSN - Executive Leader
MSN - Nurse Informatics
Master of Health Care Administration - Lewiston, ME
Master of Public Health - Lewiston, ME
Master of Science in Nursing - Adult - Gerontology Practitioner
Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Standish, ME)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (online)
Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration (online)
Certificate in Health Administration (online)
Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration (online)
Master of Health Administration (online)
University of New England (Biddeford, ME)
Programs Offered:
Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Master of Public Health
University of Southern Maine (Portland, ME)
Programs Offered:
Master of Public Health

In addition to the campus based programs, there are numerous online programs available for many of the common Health Administration degree types (Associate, Bachelors, Masters) and specialties. Please feel free to use the links on the left-hand side of this page to explore some of the online degree programs available. Thanks for visiting!