by Michael Mahaffey
Running a successful medical facility is a team effort – from the doctors and nurses working directly with patients to skilled and knowledgeable management professionals who are just as invested in the health and well-being of patients as the practitioners who treat them.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified medical and health services managers as one of the top 20 fastest-growing occupations, with more than 200,000 jobs posted nationwide in 2021. More than a quarter of those jobs required less than one year of experience with a degree.
Earning an online Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Healthcare Management from the University of Oklahoma will give you the skills you need to succeed as a management professional in the health care industry.
As part of the Healthcare Management program, you’ll learn industry-specific management and business principles, along with financial, operational and program management skills that will allow you to establish and evaluate the strategic direction of a medical facility, business or system and help it excel.
You’ll also learn about a variety of ethical frameworks, how to critically examine and understand ethical motivation from different perspectives and how it all applies to running a successful and ethical health care business.
Finishing a Healthcare Management degree will allow you to pursue a job in one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation and one of critical need in Oklahoma. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32.5% between 2020 and 2030, with a median annual salary of $101,340.
There has never been a better time to pursue the career you’ve always wanted. Led by instructors with a proven track record of success in a variety of business settings, OU’s flexible online Healthcare Management bachelor’s degree program allows you to complete assignments on your own schedule, leaving you more time for what matters most.
If you’re over 25, with at least 60 hours of college credit under your belt, visit the OU Online website for more information about our online Healthcare Management bachelor’s degree program.