How can you advance your healthcare career? Are you a graduate of a Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding program or any other Allied Health program and want to advance to the next level but are required to have a degree? The Health and Medical Administrative Services AAS Degree completion program at The College of Health Care Professions is your answer! CHCP’s HMAS degree program was designed to take the technical skill you have already learned in the certificate healthcare program and further strengthen them with general education and administrative courses that give you the necessary skills which employers are looking for of prospective employees and to promote from within.
How does CHCP’s Online Health and Medical Administrative Services AAS Degree program work?
The Associate of Applied Science Degree bridge program in Health and Medical Administrative Services gives the student a broad overview of the administrative aspects of healthcare. CHCP’s online Health and Medical Administrative Servicesprogram prepares students with general education and didactic theory necessary to bridge the gap from an allied health diploma level to the Associate of Applied Science degree. It provides the students with the necessary skills to demonstrate effective communication, customer relations, organizational and administrative skills.
CHCP takes your certificate program, typically 900 or more hours works the best and gives you a bulk transfer credit of 36 semester credit hours that go towards the completion of the required 60-semester credits to get your associate’s degree. The courses in this program are transferable to other programs at the college, and in as little as 8 months you have your degree!
Graduates of CHCP’s Health and Medical Administrative Services program are eligible for a variety of entry-level administrative positions in Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing homes, Assisted living facilities, Medical offices, Insurance companies, Rehab facilities, Surgery centers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Employment in occupations needing an associate degree has a projected growth rate of 17.6%, which is growing faster than occupations that require other types of training over the 2012–22 period.
- Compared with workers whose highest level of educational attainment was a high school diploma, workers with an associate degree averaged an extra $126 a week in 2014.
- People with associate degrees are more likely to find jobs: the unemployment rate in 2013 was more than 35 percent lower for associate degree holders compared with high school graduates.