The Health Care Management Certificate is designed for the health care practitioner who is considering climbing the health care management ladder. Healthcare is one of today's most dynamic and growing fields. It is the largest industry in the U.S., and the second largest employer, with more than 11 millions jobs, presenting a wide range of management opportunities and challenges. Courses in this certifgicate will assist the student in exploring the management field and provide them with the knowledge and information to pique their interest and consider upward mobility in the health care industry. This program is designed to help office, administrative, and support staff in the medical field to consider advancing to management positions. The program prepares students for transfer into bachelors programs in Health Care Administration, Business, Organizational Behavior, Management, and Leadership fields.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Medical and health services managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. However, master’s degrees in health services, long-term care administration, public health, public administration, or business administration also are common."