ADVANCE YOUR

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL

CAREER

Train to provide vital support to ensure patients' questions are answered, billing and coding and insurance claims are properly processed, and offices are efficiently organized. The Healthcare Administration Professional program from Professional Workforce Development sponsored by Southern Adventist University offers you the ideal opportunity to get trained and ready for a fast-growing healthcare career. Jobs in healthcare administration are projected to grow much faster than average — 15.5% over the next ten years. And through our Professional Workforce Development programs, you can get qualified for entry-level roles in this field in approximately six months.

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25 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

CMAA, MCBC, CEHRS

CERTIFICATIONS

$5,000.00

TUITION

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WHAT DOES A HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL DO?

Healthcare Administrative Professionals oversee the coordination of day-to-day administrative operations in healthcare facilities. Their responsibilities include billing, medical records, compliance, and insurance. 

After successfully completing the Healthcare Administrative Professional program, students will be proficient in healthcare compliance, medical terminology, and best practices for insurance processes. They will also have the preparation needed to expertly carry out administrative tasks that include electronic record maintenance, front office operations, and managing healthcare regulations.

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WHERE DOES A HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL WORK?

Healthcare Administration Professionals work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, urgent care centers, geriatric, maternity, and pediatric offices as well as outpatient units. The daily role of an administration professional will include data processing, billing, and coding as well as frequent communication with patients and insurance companies.

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Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBooks: Kinn’s Medical Administration Assistant & Integrated Electronic Health Records

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL

Outcomes

The demand for Healthcare Administration Professionals will continue to experience significant growth and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to rise over 30% by 2030. Many health care facilities will be seeking qualified candidates who are knowledgeable in electronic record keeping, billing, and regulatory issues. 

 

  • Healthcare Administrative Professionals can expect to earn a starting salary of between  $32,000 and $90,000
  • Graduates of the Healthcare Administrative Professional program will have acquired the skills necessary to work in a wide range of healthcare settings
  • Healthcare Administration Professional students will complete the program with a thorough understanding of electronic medical records, medical terminology, and insurance billing processes

Skills Learned

Students in the Healthcare Administration program will complete a full scope of curriculum over 25 weeks in order to master the expertise needed to successfully launch their healthcare administration career. Some of the skills gained include:

  • Understanding regulatory laws and compliance
  • Appropriate electronic record monitoring and auditing
  • Understanding of insurance plans and practices
  • Recognizing and using appropriate billing codes
  • Performing front of office procedures and organization
COURSES - 25 WEEKS
Professionalism in Allied Health
Medical Office Procedures and Administration
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Electronic Health Records
Microsoft Office Basics
Insurance and Billing, and Coding Essentials

PROGRAM PREVIEW

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL JOB POSSIBILITIES

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Healthcare and Medical Insurance Specialist

$32,000 – $66,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

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Insurance Billing Specialist

$28,000 – $48,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

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Physician Biller

$30,000 – $90,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for one of several exams, including Medical Coder and Biller Certification (MCBC), Certified Medical Administration Assistant (CMAA), and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS). Earning these national certifications demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Healthcare Administration Professional.

MCBC

Medical Coder and Biller Certification

This certification proves that you are qualified to begin a career in medical coding and billing.

CMAA

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate helps you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.

CEHRS

Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist

This certification ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONALPAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.
Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.
Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize. Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

DO YOU NEED HELP PAYING FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?​

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$5,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST!

Tracey is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with Tracey to learn more about your program, Southern Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

You will complete the courses in this program over 25 weeks, making students job-ready in six months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Ideal candidates for this online program are highly organized individuals who have excellent critical thinking skills, are able to effectively multitask, and are both independent and flexible.

Someone in a Healthcare Administration Professional role can expect to spend a good deal of their day processing billing and insurance paperwork, along with data entry, medical record review, and addressing patient questions.

Healthcare Administration Professionals can use their training and expertise as a stepping stone to other opportunities, including Health Care Manager, Healthcare and Medical Insurance Specialist, and Physician Biller.

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