If you would like to obtain an education that will provide you with the skills necessary to manage a medical office, then healthcare administration is for you. By attending an accredited educational program you can obtain an Associates of Science (AS), Bachelors of science (BS), Masters of Science (MS), or doctorates degree. Good training in healthcare is available from a number of schools and colleges, and a variety of specific areas are available. Students who wish to obtain a degree that provides direct involvement with patients as a health care provider can also look into attending medical schools. There are numerous programs listed on PETAP.org that can provide more information on the career of your choice.
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Geriatric Care Management
Certificates and degrees are available for those looking into obtaining an education in geriatric care management. With an education from an accredited school or college you can study coursework in gerontology, psychology, social work, and nursing skills
. Training can provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional geriatric manager, home health care manager, long term care facility executive, and much more. The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) is an organization that provides information about continuing education, employment resources, and more to graduates with a membership.
By attending an accredited school or college you can earn an associate's, bachelors, or masters degree in health management, supervising a variety of health care facilities. A degree can enable you to work in a nursing home, hospital, mental health organizations, consulting firms, public rehabilitation centers, health departments, and research institutions. There are a number of careers available including hospital administrator, medical office manager
, health service manager, associate administrator, and health care administrator.
Hospital Unit Coordinator
With a career as a hospital unit coordinator you may be in charge of answering patient call lights, handling paperwork and calls, transferring and discharging patients, monitoring telemetry machines, and more. With an education from an accredited school or college you will have the opportunity to study biology, psychology, computers, chemistry, sociology
, math, and much more. The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) is an organization that offers information about hospital unit coordinator certification to aspiring students.
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The Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
is an agency that provides full accreditation to schools and colleges. When looking into a career in health care administration it is important to ensure that you receive the best education possible from fully accredited programs.
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for more information on the health care administration career for you. Contact several schools and colleges to request further information regarding the career of your choice.PETAP Articles Relating to This Profession:Characteristics of Effective Healthcare Administrative ProfessionalsHealth Management Professionals and Their Traits