Health Services Degrees

Health services degrees provide graduates with the skills to work in the management and administration of healthcare systems. Students will be exposed to the business side to healthcare, such as finance and human resources.

Health Services Degree Information

The associate’s degree in health services provides students with a curriculum that explores the administrative sector of healthcare. Courses examine health administration, healthcare finance, healthcare records, human resources, and billing. Bachelor’s programs teach an understanding of the healthcare system as a whole, with courses on management and administration. Courses might include:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Finance

Prerequisites vary on the program and degree type; however, most require a high school diploma, math and science courses, and an entrance/placement exam. Check with the school to find out exact requirements.

Average Salary and Career Data

Graduates of health services programs possess the skills and experience to begin working in medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, or laboratories. Because the degree is so broad, it provides the graduate with numerous avenues to begin their career in the healthcare system. For those who seek a more patient-centered career, the graduate could work as a patient intake coordinator, nursing aid, home health aid, dental assistant, medical assistant, and personal and home care aid. For those interested in healthcare management, the degree will allow entrance into the medical billing, medical office management, and medical coding careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides current salary statistics for medical and health services managers, medical billing, and other healthcare positions.

Radiology Technician and Health Science Programs

Adventist University of Health Sciences Adventist University of Health Sciences — Adventist University of Health Sciences (formerly Florida Hospital College) offers an accredited online BS degree in radiological sciences that offers medical imaging technologists and radiologic technicians the opportunity to learn more skills to advance their careers in the healthcare field. Earning this degree ensure that its graduates are wholly prepared for the fast-paced and quickly adapting environment of medical imaging clinics and hospitals.

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