Massachusetts Associate in Healthcare Administration Programs
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 Health Administration Associate Degrees in Massachusetts

Among healthcare facilities that offer similar services, comparable costs, and high-quality medical care, one factor can set certain institutions apart. Reliable, evidence-based leadership can help institutions grow and exceed their goals year after year.

Looking for a way to make your mark on the world of healthcare? Check out Massachusetts schools below.

Requirements for Health Administration Programs in Massachusetts

In most cases, admissions requirements for Associate's degree programs are less stringent than they are for Bachelor's degree programs.

For that reason, you may complete an Associate's degree before applying for acceptance to a Bachelor's program. You can also complete your degree in about two years, get some work experience, and then continue your education if necessary.

In four to five semesters, you should earn at least 60 credits while taking courses like those listed below.

Courses Offered in AA in Healthcare Administration Programs

  • Medical Office Administration and Billing
  • Principles of Health Services Administration
  • Healthcare Computer Applications
  • Human Resource Management
  • Healthcare Medical Terminology
  • CPT Coding for Health Service Administration

With topics like computer applications and coding, hands-on experience is a necessity. Having these skills can make you an attractive option for local employers. You may want to test and develop your work skills by completing an internship while earning your Associate's in healthcare admin in Massachusetts.

An internship may get you in touch with potential employers or help you decide which work setting best suits your talents.

Find out which degree program is the best choice for you. Learn more by contacting in-person and online healthcare admin programs in Massachusetts.

Paying for School in Massachusetts

Once you're accepted to a technical school or community college, you're ready to start applying for financial aid. By filling out the FAFSA, you can find out if you qualify for need-based federal aid. You should also keep an eye on scholarship deadlines at local hospitals, health organizations, and nursing homes.

Baystate Health is a Massachusetts employer that supports education with a variety of scholarships. The Massachusetts Senior Care Association also awards scholarships to students with strong academic performance.

Healthcare Administration Jobs in Massachusetts

Your education may lead you to a variety of job openings in Massachusetts. If you become a health information technician, you may work with sensitive files, billing, and insurance. The average salary in Massachusetts is $45,720 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). O*Net predicts a 7% increase in job openings by the year 2024 (2016).

Administrative services managers may ensure that offices run smoothly and effectively. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative services managers earn an average salary of $101,400 per year (2016). A 5% increase in demand is expected by 2024 (O*Net, 2016).

If you enjoy working directly with people, look into becoming a patient representative. The average annual income for a patient representative is $40,800 (BLS, 2016). Between 2014 and 2024, job openings may jump 4% (O*Net, 2016).

Current Issues in Massachusetts Healthcare

There are many ways to measure progress and improvement in healthcare, and Massachusetts legislators have decided on healthcare spending as their top benchmark (Press Herald, 2016). They aim to cap increases at 3.6% per year, a goal that demands the cooperation and innovation of healthcare managers.

An Associate's degree in healthcare administration could put you in a good position to find a career you love.

Discover local and online options by contacting schools below.

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Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Programs Offered:
BS - Health: Science, Policy and Society
Branford Hall Career Institute (Springfield, MA)
Programs Offered:
Health Claims Specialist
Bristol Community College (Fall River, MA)
Programs Offered:
AAS - Healthcare Information
Clark University (Worcester, MA)
Programs Offered:
MBA - Global Health
Framingham State College (Framingham, MA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Health Care Administration
Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Science in Health Policy and Management
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Health Policy and Management
Newbury College (Brookline, MA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Programs Offered:
MBA - Healthcare Management (online)
Northern Essex Community College (Haverhill, MA)
Programs Offered:
Associates of Arts in Business Management - Healthcare Practice Option
Salter College (Chicopee, MA)
Programs Offered:
Associates in Office Administration: Medical - Chicopee, MA
Certificate in Multi-Skill Health Technician - Chicopee, MA
Salter School (Tewksbury, MA)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Health Claims Specialist - Tewksbury, MA
Springfield College (Springfield, MA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
Stonehill College (Easton, MA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Lowell, MA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Health Management
Worcester State University (Worcester, MA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Health Care Administration

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!