Health services administration certificates

Prepare for in-demand occupations with a certificate

Stability. Security. You're looking for a career that can provide these things, and you know that health administration is full of opportunity. Earning a certificate can help you break into a field that is in demand and growing. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical records and health information technicians1 as well as medical administrative assistants2 is projected to grow 22 percent between 2012 and 2022. With our convenient online certificate programs, you can gain the in-demand skills employers in these fields are looking for — in about a year.

Choose an occupation below to see which certificate program aligns with your goals:

Our certificate program aligned with this job role: Medical Records Certificate

You'll maintain the accuracy of coding and billing processes and documentation. You'll also ensure diagnoses and coding align, and help streamline the billing, claims and reimbursement processes. You could find yourself in a variety of health care environments such as hospitals, private practices, ambulatory care and community health clinics, dental offices, residential care providers and beyond.

The curriculum for our certificate program aligns with, and prepares you to take, the industry-recognized Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA).

Our certificate program aligned with this job role: Electronic Health Records Fundamentals Certificate

Your ability to manage data will be key. You'll play a vital role in ensuring patient data completeness, accuracy and privacy. You may also serve as the information liaison between health care providers and insurance companies. You may work in a variety of health care environments such as hospitals, private practices, ambulatory care and community health clinics, dental offices, residential care providers and beyond.

The curriculum for our certificate program aligns with, and prepares you to take, the industry-recognized Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS™) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA).

Our certificate program aligned with this job role: Health and Wellness Administration Foundations Certificate

You'll help keep office procedures running smoothly, which may involve interacting directly with patients, scheduling appointments, maintaining correspondence, and compiling records and charts. You may work in a hospital, private practice, other private health care provider, dentist office, outpatient care facility, medical spa or weight management clinic setting.

The curriculum for our certificate program aligns with, and prepares you to take, the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA).

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit: phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited on September 25, 2015)

2 O-Net Online, Summary Report for Medical Secretaries, 2014, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00#WagesEmployment (visited on September 25, 2015)

Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations.  Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. 

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