About the Division of Health Sciences
Looking to take the next step in your career? By 2020, more than 80 percent of all health care jobs will require a postsecondary education. You can improve the quality of patient care in the U.S. and become an industry leader with our health administration programs. With an average of 17.5 years of health care experience, our faculty members can give you insider knowledge. Combine that with research-based instruction, and you have the prescription for a degree that will help you take care of business. Learn how we prepare you to lead.
The health administration experience
There is abundant opportunity in the growing health care field—in insurance companies, state and Federal agencies as well as medical clinics and hospitals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 45,400 jobs will be added in the medical and health services industry between 2008 and 2018. Some of the job opportunities the BLS has identified are health care administrators and health care executives who plan and manage the delivery of health care, and health information managers who are in charge of maintaining and securing patient records.
University of Phoenix understands that this dynamic field demands leaders who can think critically and forecast the appropriate course of action for health care businesses. A regular business degree alone won’t cut it in health care management—you need to understand specific regulatory standards, multiple insurance reimbursement structures and be able to foresee industry changes that can challenge you tomorrow.
And ambitious students are taking action. In 2010, we had 53% more Bachelor’s of Science in Health Administration graduates than in 2009; and our Master’s of Health Administration had 52% more graduates.
Join our community of professionals who are committed to the business of health care. An enrollment advisor can help you plan your future in health administration.
Faculty with credentials and experience
We prepare you to take on this important responsibility with a robust curriculum that takes today’s and tomorrow’s industry into consideration. Taught by faculty who hold advanced degrees and have on average, 17 and a half years of working experience in the health administration field. In fact, many faculty members are industry leaders—CEOs, CFOs, Chief Medical Operations and Plan Officers, and Chief Nursing Officers.
Why is leadership experience in their field important? Because you’ll receive knowledge from an academic and business expert who’s been where you are. And, they understand the inner workings of their field—they’ve applied academic strategies and have gained first-hand awareness of how the industry operates.
Support that helps you succeed
When you enroll at University of Phoenix, you’ll find we’ve created a support system that’s designed to help you graduate. Not only do you have a graduation team—academic, enrollment and financial advisors—to advise you during every phase of your education, we also provide tools that allow you to make real-time business decisions in virtual organizations, as well as assistance in writing and mathematics.
Our Virtual Organizations allow you to try on different roles that are relevant to your degree program and potential career path. You’ll have an opportunity to create solutions for challenges that professionals face every day. And because there isn’t one “correct” answer, you’ll be able to explore options that will allow you to construct a solution that works for your particular organization. And, in the process you’ll develop critical and creative thinking skills.
Whether you’d like writing assistance because you’ve been out of school for awhile or simply want an extra set of eyes to review that important paper, you’ll want to tap the resources at the Center for Writing Excellence. You’ll find basic and advanced tutorials, editing and other writing resources available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The health administration field is growing. It’s clear that health care organizations will be increasingly important in the coming decades, and they’ll need educated professionals to support and lead the industry. Prepare to become the health care leader that your community deserves. Speak with an enrollment advisor today about the bright future a University of Phoenix Health Administration degree program can help you create.
For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visitphoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.html.
The Future of HIM Needs You
Remember how challenging it was to make the transition from student to employee? Today’s health information management (HIM) professionals play an important role in bridging the gap for the next generation of HIM professionals. In this time of academic growth, the need for PPE site managers to help advance HIM programs and their student’s professional development has never been greater.
As stated in the AHIMA Code of Ethics, the ethical obligations of the health information professional are outlined and include the ethical principle, "recruit and mentor students, peers, and colleagues to develop and strengthen professional workforce."
If we each do our part, we can ensure HIM students receive a thorough orientation to their new profession, and that our HIM workforce grows smarter, more informed, and better prepared to deal with the emerging issues of HIM practice in the 21st century.
AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. We are working to advance the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) by leading key industry initiatives and advocating high standards. We strive to keep our members one step ahead through accreditation of cutting-edge academic programs and professional development opportunities, including comprehensive continuing education.
Quality information is essential to all aspects of today’s healthcare system. HIM is the body of knowledge and practice that ensures the availability of health information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and critical health-related decision making for multiple purposes across diverse organizations, settings, and disciplines. AHIMA’s members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public.
Health information management (HIM) professionals work in a variety of different settings and job titles. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions. In short, AHIMA members affect the quality of patient information and patient care at every touchpoint in the healthcare delivery cycle.
Having skilled HIM professionals on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security.
AHIMA members perform diverse roles in healthcare and are employed in a variety of work settings, including hospitals, physician offices, ambulatory care facilities, managed care facilities, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, information system vendors, colleges and universities, insurance providers, pharmaceutical companies, rehabilitation centers, and other venues.
provides financial and intellectual resources to sustain and recognize continuous innovation and advances in health information for the betterment of the profession, healthcare, and the public.
This growing professional network provides answers, support, and career advice using the latest technology.
objective is to build a dynamic workforce skilled at collecting, organizing, and analyzing critical data to improve healthcare outcomes, implement standards, ensure privacy and security, and control costs.
Our accelerated program includes extended clock hours to better equip you with the required skills needed to master either program.