Health services represent the area of the health care industry concerned with how patients are treated for disease and educated about healthy behaviors. Health care providers, administrators and educators all have a background in health services. With the health care industry continuing its rapid expansion, individuals with formal training in... health services will face excellent job prospects in the decade to come.
Professionals in health services perform a wide range of duties that have a positive impact on patients' health. Health care providers such as doctors and nurses treat patients through medical procedures, while administrators work behind-the-scenes to ensure that quality of care remains high while costs are kept under control. Educators, including professionals in the field of public health, teach individuals and populations about healthy behaviors that focus on prevention, such as avoiding smoking or making sure to have regular health screenings.
Most health services occupations require formal education, though the level of rigor and specific requirements vary by profession. Degrees in health services are therefore available at every level, from associate to doctorate. Most programs offer students the opportunity to choose an area of specialization, such as mental health services, school health services, community health services, and health services administration.
As many jobs in the health services field do not require hands-on clinical training, the opportunity to earn a degree online appeals to individuals who may already be working in the field or otherwise require scheduling flexibility in their lives. Online programs allow students to work at their own pace, practice with computer-based applications, and engage with instructors and classmates in a high-tech, multimedia platform.
Deepen your knowledge of public health concepts, theories, and practices, and hone your ability to work collaboratively with other public and private sector professionals whose work often intersects w more >
The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and others in health services support industries that wish to obtain the knowledge more >
Learn strategies to enhance your organization’s effectiveness through Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program. more >
With an aging population and evolving regulatory guidelines, demand for knowledgeable professionals in the healthcare industry is growing. more >
This program is designed for the individual who wishes to complete a health-based interdisciplinary, bachelor of science degree on a full-time or part-time basis for upward career mobility, or to resp more >
ATSU's Arizona School of Health Management offers a 70-credit-hour online Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) program that prepares students to better understand and effectively manage complex issues more >
The BSHS program curriculum at University of Phoenix employs an interdisciplinary approach for assimilating theory, knowledge, skills and core competencies of today’s human services professional more >
Keiser University's Master of Business Administration offers an intensive graduate program that educates students in theories and practices of the modern business world. more >
Upper Iowa University's Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration degree program is to prepare the learner to understand the health system and health care financing, to manage diverse grou more >
The Master of Science in Health Services Management (HSM) program offered by Argosy University provides a comprehensive course of graduate study to prepare health service providers and managers for th more >
The Bachelor of Applied Health (B.A.H.) is the first University of Minnesota online degree targeted to working professionals in the health industry seeking to complete a bachelor's degree. more >
CTU's new Associate of Science in Health Administration Services (AHAS) will give you the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills used on the administrative side of the healthcare industry. more >
Master of Public Health: You'll develop perspectives on how to improve public health and eliminate health disparities. Students build competency in biostatistics, epidemiology, health behavi more >
As a Dental Assistant, you need to know how to manage office operations, understand dental terminology and procedures, schedule appointments, update patient records, and more. more >
Lasell’s Master of Science in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication focuses on communicating health-related messages, launching a health campaign, branding health services, more >
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 4 million health and human services jobs will be created in the next decade, making this one of the nation's fastest growing, high demand sec more >
This program will prepare individuals to develop administrative skills necessary to work effectively in a variety of health care settings. more >
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Services Administration degree program is designed to prepare students to become leaders of institutions that provide health care services to residents of the more >