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Health Care Administration – A Vital Role in Healthcare

September 22, 2011

Healthcare AdministratorIn this day and age the front office is the beating heart of any medical organization.  Whether working in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office or other health care facility, an experienced Health Care Administrator needs to plan, coordinate, direct and supervise front office activities to keep the organization running efficiently…and healthily.

If you choose a career in Health Care Administration, you’ll regularly interact with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare professionals.  As
well as general office management duties, you’ll handle medical billing and coding, insurance claims, bookkeeping, and administrative duties such as scheduling, filing, and organizing.

A Health Care Administrator needs specialized skills and because health care delivery is changing rapidly, it’s a challenging role – Administrators are often tasked with improving both efficiency and the quality of patient care.  Study Health Care Administration (HCA) at Carrington College and our faculty will help you to gain the practical training and experience you need if you hope to succeed in a career as a health care administrator.

Carrington College’s  HCA program is a mix of highly interactive classroom instruction and hands-on training that can help prepare you for an entry-level Health Care Administrator position in the real world; it even culminates in a practical externship, giving you a chance to test your skills and confidence as a team member in a health care practice.

Students build their skills in medical law, ethics, terminology, and more; they also learn about billing systems, bookkeeping, medical coding, scheduling, and office management, including communication.  And because the student’s goal is to start a career in a health care facility, every student is taught to take vital signs, and participates in a First Aid/CPR course.

Our HCA program culminates in a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate of Science degree in Health Care Administration, and is available at the following Carrington College campus locations – Citrus Heights, CA, Sacramento, CA and Stockton, CA.

If you like the idea of working at the heart of a health care organization, you can find out more about our program by using the campus links above, or by talking to a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative at 1.888.204.4718.

*Program varies by location

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