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Associate in Healthcare Administration in Virginia
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Health Administration Associate Degrees in Virginia

The duties of a healthcare administrator are diverse and always changing, making this a great career path for those who like a challenge. With an Associate's in healthcare administration in Virginia, you may schedule appointments, collect patient feedback, create quality improvement programs, hire and retain medical staff, and stay up-to-date on new healthcare statutes.

Check out degree options by contacting healthcare administration schools in Virginia.

Requirements for Health Administration Programs in Virginia

At a Virginia technical school or community college, you may be able to earn your required 60 credits for an Associate's degree in under two years. Accelerated programs can be finished in as little as 18 months, although most Virginia programs do run for four or five semesters.

While comparing school options, look into the learning outcomes of each program and the classes you must take to succeed at these learning goals.

Virginia Associate's in Healthcare Administration Courses

  • Principles of Public Health
  • Population Health
  • Healthcare Delivery System
  • Finance and Budgeting in Healthcare
  • Public and Community Health Administration

You may get the experience you need for your chosen career path in an internship or externship program. Not only does it help to put your skills to work in an actual healthcare setting, a strong internship performance may help you secure job offers.

Your path to a healthcare career can begin right now.

Just check out the list of programs below and request information from accredited healthcare administration schools in Virginia.

Paying for Health Admin School in Virginia

After exhausting federal grants and school-specific scholarships, you may want to look out into your Virginia community to find scholarship programs. Many healthcare employers and professional organizations give students a leg up with financial aid. Health Focus of Southwest Virginia offers scholarships to southwest Virginia students with a history of strong academic performance.

Top Healthcare Administration Jobs in Virginia

Across the board, Virginia's job outlook is positive. Expected job growth rates are often higher than national averages. According to O*Net, demand for medical records technicians may increase 18% by 2024 (2016). Statewide job openings for administrative services managers may see a 10% boost by 2024 (O*Net, 2016).

Patient representatives may experience a 12% increase in job openings (O*Net, 2016).

Salaries in Virginia tend to be slightly higher than those reported in neighboring states.

You may find that your income potential is higher in metropolitan parts of the state. Medical records technicians, on average, earn $38,870 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). The average annual income for an administrative services manager is $98,630 (BLS, 2016). Those who become patient representatives report an average salary of $33,930 annually (BLS, 2016).

Current Issues in Virginia Healthcare

Virginia legislators and executives are extremely involved in state healthcare and national healthcare initiatives. As an administrator, you may enjoy the support of local politicians and legislators. In late 2016, the Virginia government established a joint panel to monitor healthcare changes during the next presidential term (Richmond, 2016). This may allow facilities to make necessary changes as federal standards evolve.

You can help people in your community and improve the healthcare industry in general. Learn how to earn an Associate's in healthcare administration in Virginia. 

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ECPI University (Virginia Beach, VA)
Programs Offered:
BS - Healthcare Administration
BS - Healthcare Administration (online)
George Washington University (Arlington, VA)
Programs Offered:
Executive Master of Health Administration (online)
Master of Public Health (online)
James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (Roanoke, VA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
Liberty University Online (Online, )
Programs Offered:
BS Business Admin: Healthcare Mgmt (online)
Bachelor of Science in Informatics - Healthcare Informatics (online)
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (online)
Master of Public Health - Global Health (online)
Master of Public Health - Health Promotion (online)
Master of Public Health - Nutrition (online)
Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (online)
Mary Baldwin University (Staunton, VA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Arts in Health Care Administration - Longterm Care Administration
Bachelors of Arts in Health Care Administration - Public Health
Marymount University (Arlington, VA)
Programs Offered:
Masters of Science in Health Care Management/Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Science in Health Care Management/Masters of Information Technology
Medical Careers Institute (Newport News, VA / Richmond (South Side), VA / Richmond (West End), VA / Virginia Beach, VA)
Programs Offered:
Associates in Health Information Management - Newport News, VA
Associates in Health Information Management - Richmond (West End), VA
Associates in Health Information Technology - Richmond (South Side), VA
Bachelor in Healthcare Administration - Newport News, VA
Bachelors in Healthcare Administration - ONLINE (online)
Bachelors in Healthcare Administration - Virginia Beach, VA
Bachelors in Healthcare Management - Richmond (West End), VA
Miller-Motte Technical College (Lynchburg, VA / Roanoke, VA)
Programs Offered:
AOS in Electronic Health Records - Lynchburg, VA
AOS in Healthcare Technology - Lynchburg, VA
AOS in Healthcare Technology - Roanoke, VA
Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Health Services Management
Certificate in Health Services Management
Piedmont Virginia Community College (Charlottesville, VA)
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Health Information Management
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Health Administration
Master of Health Administration/Doctor of Medicine
Master of Health Administration/Juris Doctor
Master of Public Health/Doctor of Medicine
Master of Public Health/Doctor of Pharmacy
Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work
Master of Public Health: Epidemiology Concentration
Master of Public Health: Generalist Concentration
Master of Public Health: Social and Behavioral Science
Master of Science in Health 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!