Degree in Healthcare Management | Lackawanna College

Healthcare Management

At A Glance

Earn your degree in four years, offered exclusively online!

Enter a rapidly growing field, with employment of Healthcare Management professionals being 28% between now and 2031.

Pennsylvania is currently the fifth-highest employer of medical and health service managers with many opportunities for employment.

Achieve your degree in a high paying field, with the median average salary for 2021 being $101,340 per year.

Welcome to our Healthcare Management Degree

You’ve always been a leader, taking charge of difficult situations or group projects in the past that require a forward-thinking person. Tackling many of life’s challenges head-on with a team of people you can trust. Now you’re ready to take your management skills to the next level and Lackawanna College is here to help!

At Lackawanna College, you’ll receive the skills needed to understand what it takes to be a leader in the medical world. You’ll prepare your career by combining healthcare and business knowledge with the help of technology to succeed.

Your Career Starts Here

Employment of Healthcare Managers is growing at a faster pace than other occupations. Currently, employment of individuals who hold a Healthcare Management degree is projected to grow by 28% between now and 2031. Pennsylvania is currently the fifth-highest employer of holders of a Healthcare Management degree, so finding a job close to home is possible!

The median hourly rate for individuals who earn a Healthcare Management degree is $48.72 per hour as of May 2021.

Earning this degree will open numerous doors in the world of healthcare. You can find employment in:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Government Facilities
  • Outpatient Care Centers

Jobs you can begin after receiving your degree include:

  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Clinical Managers
  • Health Information Managers

More About the Program

Medical and health services managers plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. They may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must be able to adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations and technology.

The program will prepare healthcare clinicians to transition to healthcare management by providing an education in business principles and practices designed to complement their clinical knowledge.

Students working towards their bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management will:

  • Prepare for a career in healthcare management by combining healthcare and business knowledge.
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication, both written and verbal
  • Apply business principles from a global perspective.
  • Recognize the value of data for advancing the business of healthcare and as a driver of decision making.
  • Identify the importance of technology and informatics in healthcare.

The Course Work

The Healthcare Management bachelor’s degree program includes courses such as:

  • Principles of Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • International Business
  • Small Business Management
  • Organizational Leadership