Health Care Management – Bachelor's Degree
In as little as two years, the health care management bachelor’s degree at Mercyhurst North East builds upon your previous education and allied health experience with the business and leadership training you need to move up in the discipline you already love. Better yet? It’s a convenient 2+2 path if you went to Mercyhurst North East for MLT, OTA, PTA or RT. As a completion program, most – if not all – of your credits from an allied health associate degree will transfer. With this bachelor’s degree, you can get the skills you need to achieve a wider variety of roles in your field, including a supervisory or management position in your area of expertise, a practitioner-educator in the classroom or on the floor as a peer trainer.
Allied health disciplines comprise 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Demand for health care managers is projected to increase nationally by 16 percent through 2018.
In Pennsylvania, it is estimated that openings for medical and health services managers will increase by 13,190 positions by 2014.
To meet the needs of working adults like you, the bachelor’s degree in health care management combines online and face-to-face delivery of courses. You’ll graduate with highly appreciated, in-demand skills that health care employers are looking for, including leadership; business ethics; supervision and employee management; critical thinking; employee training and education; financial operations; business writing; and human resources.