Health service managers, sometimes referred to as medical services managers, are a vital part of hospitals and health care systems. Working in clinics, various departments within hospitals, nursing homes, private practices, public health centers, within higher education campuses, and for insurance and pharmaceutical companies, individuals with training for health service management have many opportunities to pursue their goals.
With a background and training in medical service management, you will be the driving force that merges the business side with the healthcare priorities for the medical establishment. Although the expectations for every position are different depending on the specific role, health service managers often help to hire and oversee staff, manage the processes for clinical teams, and address operational challenges such as budget, legal regulations, and technology. If you already hold a degree in a medical or business-related field and are organized, detail-oriented, and technologically savvy, then a certificate in health service management might be the step you need to move into a new career challenge.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between 2020 and 2030, the field of medical and health services management is expected to grow at 32%, a much faster than average rate due, in part, to the large number of “Baby Boomers” retiring from these roles.
The median pay for this specific type of work within healthcare systems is $101,340 per year, according to the BLS. Although this pay is for individuals with a bachelor’s or Master’s degree, a relevant certificate like the Health Services Management Certificate program offered through Washington Technical Institute can help you secure a position as well if you already have a degree in a related field.
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Because you must have at least a bachelor’s degree to work in this type of role, earning a certificate can be one way to add specialized training to a related degree and qualify you for these high paying positions. This certificate program teaches students about insurance, billing, and reimbursement. Additionally, the program helps students leave with a strong foundational understanding of healthcare ethics, statistical analysis of health care data, and exposure to records management.
Washington Technical Institute’s self-paced, fully online Health Services Management Certificate can be completed in 12 months or fewer, with daily start dates. Such flexible start dates makes this program unique and much more accessible for our students. An additional benefit of WTI’s programs is that we offer affordable pricing and monthly payments to help our students leave school without debt.
Although our goal is to help our students graduate from their programs with little to no debt, we also recognize that some students might need to utilize a loan for their educational investment. We are excited to announce our partnerships with Climb Credit and Ascent, student lending companies focused on financing career-building programs.
If you’re ready to enroll and start your training to become a healthcare services manager, you can register for your program online through our website. Still have questions about our programs? Feel free to call us at 800-371-5581 or text us at 952-465-3702. Our admissions specialists will be happy answer whatever questions you have.