Health Administration

Earn your certificate and start your new career in just 7 months.

Program Highlights:
  • Over 14% increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024, with over 140,000 new job openings during this time *
  • Work in a hospital, residential care facility, or other health care service
  • Learn a wide variety of critical medical administrative skills

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Health Administration

The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace due to recent changes in the healthcare system.  Those who have healthcare career training are in higher demand than ever before. If you have a passion for helping people and the desire to maintain quality healthcare services, our Health Administration certificate program can be completed in only 7 months and will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue employment in this satisfying career field.

Are Health Administrators in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health administration jobs is expected to increase over 14% between 2014 and 2024, with over 140,000 job openings during this time.
* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Possible Career Options After Fremont Degree

  • Health Information Clerk
  • Medical Records Coordinator
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Important Qualities of a Health Administrator

Analytical Skills

Health administrators must be able to understand and follow medical records and diagnoses, and then decide how best to code them in a patient’s medical records.

Detail Oriented

Health administrators must be accurate when recording and coding patient information.

Interpersonal Skills

Health administrators need to be able to discuss patient information, discrepancies, and data requirements with other professionals such as physicians and finance personnel.

Integrity

Health administrators work with patient data that are required by law to be kept confidential. They must exercise caution when working with this information in order to protect patient confidentiality.

What Do Health Administrators Do?

  • Work: Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services.
  • Organize: Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries.
  • Track: Track patient outcomes for quality assessment.
  • Use Software: Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis.
  • Record: Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting.
  • Protect: Protect patients' health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security.

Where do Health Administrators Work?

  • Hospitals - state, local, private
  • Ambulatory health care services
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government

Fremont Difference

By enrolling in the Health Administration program at Fremont College, you can earn a certificate and begin working in the healthcare industry in just 7 months. We understand that enrolling in college is a big commitment, so we make it easy for busy adults like you to achieve their educational goals without rearranging their entire schedule. This program is offered online, and includes up-to-date healthcare industry training in classes led by industry experts. Continue reading to explore additional benefits of being a Healthcare Administration student at Fremont College.

Accelerated certificate program

Earn a certificate in just 7 months and begin working in your field in less than a year

Mentoring from expert instructors

Industry skills and work experience enhance the classroom learning experience.

Training in modern computer classrooms

Simulate real work experiences with hands-on training.

Flexible scheduling

Day and evening course schedules to fit your life.

Student collaboration

Students work together to complete assignments.

Career services

Assistance with career advice and resources to help graduates find a job in their field.

Small class sizes

Allows for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

Peer tutoring

Receive one-on-one help from a peer tutor at no cost.

Essential Courses

Health Administration students will take six of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Medical Insurance and Billing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Disease Classification (ICD-10)
  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • Healthcare Procedural Codes (CPT/HCPCS)
  • Associate Capstone
  • Medical Office Management
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • Health Information Technology
  • Introduction to Medical Accounting
  • U.S. Healthcare System
  • Healthcare Law and Ethics
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