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Contemporary Management A.A.S. - Healthcare Management Emphasis

Contemporary Management A.A.S. - Healthcare Management Emphasis

General Information

Within Roane State’s A.A.S. Contemporary Management degree, you can customize your courses to focus on healthcare management, an exciting and rapidly expanding field.

This is an Area of Emphasis within the AAS Contemporary Management.

What they do

Healthcare managers assist in the organizational support side of healthcare. They are at the heart of patient care and operations. Healthcare managers plan, organize and manage the flow of information in a healthcare facility by scheduling staff and patients, budgeting funds and resources, and seeking ways to improve patient care while meeting the organizational objectives of the healthcare facility.

This profession will leverage your organizational and communication skills while allowing you to make a difference in the lives of others. A healthcare management emphasis can start you on a management or administrative career path by giving you the skills needed for entry-level jobs on the non-clinical side of medical facilities.

Healthcare administrators and managers spend their days managing and coordinating health services in clinics, hospitals and nursing homes. It is a career field that can be rewarding both financially and by helping others.

Where they work

Five reasons to consider a Healthcare Management Area of Emphasis

Tuition-free for eligible students

Students who are eligible for Tennessee Promise or Tennessee Reconnect can complete coursework tuition-free as they work toward an A.A.S. in Contemporary Management, Area of Emphasis in Healthcare Management.

Curriculum Requirements

Contemporary Management with Healthcare Emphasis

Class Number Class Name Hours
COLS 1010 Study, Organize, Succeed  3
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
MGT 200 Foundations of Business  4
MGT 201 Management Concepts  4
MGT 203 Human Resource Management 4
MGT 205 Marketing in the Global Economy 4
MGT 206 Applied Economics 4
MGT 207 Managerial Accounting & Finance 4
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication 3
SOCI 1040 Social Problems (Recommended) OR 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
MATH 1010 or Math for General Studies (Recommended) OR 3
  Math Elective 3
  Computer Elective 1 3
BUSN 2399 Management Seminar 2 3
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music (Recommended) OR 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Total 48

Designated Healthcare Management Area of Emphasis

Class Number Class Name Hours
ALH 211 MGMT & Leadership for AH Supervisors 3
ALH 212 or Contemporary Issues in Healthcare OR 3
ALH 1010 Introduction to Health-Related Professions 3
ALH 214 Medical Law and Ethics  3
ALH 217 Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance 3
BIOL 2010 or Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
  Approved Science Class 4
  Total Electives 16
  Total Program 64

1 Students may take BUSN 1360, BUSN 1362, BUSN 1370, BUSN 2365, BUSN 2385, or BUSN 2390 to fulfill requirement.
2 This course should be taken during the final year of coursework and/or after the completion of MGT courses.


David Rath
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4333

Additional Facts

Bar chart of estimated population age 65 and older as percent of total population by year as follows : 1900 (2% male, 2% female, 4% total), 1920 (2% male, 2% female, 4% total), 1940 (3% male, 5% female, 8% total), 1960 (4% male, 5% female, 9% total), 1980 (4% male, 6% female, 10% total), 2000 (4% male, 8% female, 12% total), 2020 (6% male, 10% female, 16% total), 2040 (8% male, 12% female, 20% total)

Babyboomers Go Into Retirement, According to Fobes, 07/22 “Babyboomers make up a hefty part of the American population, giving them a significant degree of economic and cultural power. The trends illustrated create not only a positive outlook for jobs related to healthcare and some stimulus in economic spending but also the reassuring fact that healthcare has not been neglected as a result of the uncertain economy.”

“Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.”

According to the US Department of Labor, “the healthcare industry will generate over 3.2 million jobs between 2008 and 2018. In 2010 alone, the healthcare industry added an average of 22,000 jobs per month. There are several reasons that the healthcare industry, despite volatile market conditions, will continue to experience this type of growth over the next five to ten years.”


Mike Farmer • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4862 • Click name for email address

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