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Healthcare Management

Advance Your Healthcare Career with Central Penn College’s Online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management!

Ready to take the next step in your healthcare career? The healthcare field is booming, and with a growing need for skilled leaders, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Central Penn College can position you for exciting career advancement opportunities. Our innovative online program equips you with the business acumen and healthcare expertise to excel in supervisory and leadership roles.

Why Choose a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management?

  • High Demand: The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a staggering 28% growth in healthcare management jobs by 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. This translates to a projected 54,700 new job openings each year!
  • Competitive Salaries: A career in healthcare management offers both strong job security and competitive salaries.
  • Diverse Career Paths: With a healthcare management degree, you can pursue a variety of rewarding career paths in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. Specialize in areas like medical records, patient services, healthcare consulting, or human resources.

Gain the Expertise To:

  • Apply business principles to the unique challenges of healthcare delivery.
  • Manage resources effectively to optimize patient care and organizational performance.
  • Develop and implement innovative healthcare delivery strategies.
  • Lead and motivate teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Navigate complex healthcare regulations and ethical considerations.

Benefits of a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Central Penn College:

  • Designed for Working Professionals: Our flexible online program allows you to complete your degree while maintaining your current work schedule.
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from instructors with real-world healthcare management experience.
  • Career-Focused Curriculum: Develop the skills you need to succeed in today’s healthcare landscape.
  • Credit for Prior Learning: Earn credit for your existing healthcare experience through our generous life long learning program and transfer credit policy.

Why Choose Central Penn College’s Healthcare Management Program?

  • Personalized Learning: Get the support you need to succeed with our dedicated faculty and advisors.
  • Fast-Track Your Degree: Dedicated students have the opportunity to complete their degree in as few as 18 months thanks to our accelerated 11-week terms.
  • Nationally Accredited: Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Ready to make a difference in healthcare? Contact Central Penn College today to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program!

Note: Healthcare Management courses are exclusively offered in an online format.

2+2 Healthcare Management Pathway

Central Penn College’s healthcare associate degrees provide a strong foundation for a career in medicine, with the flexibility to bridge seamlessly into our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (HCM) degree. This innovative 2+2 pathway allows you to earn your associate degree in as little as 18 months + an internship, followed by a HCM in an additional year and a half, propelling you towards leadership roles in the dynamic healthcare industry.

Medical Assisting A.S.: Gain the skills to assist physicians in various clinical settings, preparing for a rewarding career while positioning yourself for future advancement in healthcare management.

Occupational Therapy Assistant A.S.:  Help patients regain independence through therapeutic activities, and leverage your associate degree as a stepping stone to a Healthcare Management and leadership opportunities within occupational therapy departments.

Physical Therapist Assistant A.S.:  Work alongside licensed physical therapists, develop comprehensive rehabilitation programs, and pave the way for a Healthcare Management to further your impact on patient care and healthcare management.

Surgical Technology A.S.:  Provide critical support during surgery, ensuring sterile environments and assisting surgeons. This associate degree prepares you for a Healthcare Management, allowing you to contribute to surgical service excellence at a leadership level.

Pursue Healthcare Management with Other Healthcare Degrees: Central Penn College’s Healthcare Management program welcomes students with associate degrees in various healthcare fields, including Respiratory Therapy, Medical Information Technology, Cardiovascular Technology, Paramedicine, Nursing, LPN, Radiology Technician and Dental Hygiene. Leverage your existing healthcare knowledge and gain the business and leadership skills to excel in healthcare management positions.

Contact us today to explore how our 2+2 pathway or our HCM program can help you achieve your healthcare leadership goals!

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Careers you can pursue

  • Hospital Administrator
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Clinic Manager
  • Public Health Program Administrator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Healthcare Account Executive
  • Surgical Center Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Customer Care Manager

You will succeed if you are...

  • Organized
  • Good Communicator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Analytical
  • Leader
  • Critical Thinker
  • Flexible


90.5% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2021-22. It should be noted that 97.1% of graduates were employed in some capcity or continuing their education.

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