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Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.

Business A.A.S. - Healthcare Management Emphasis

General Information

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

This is an Area of Emphasis within the AAS Business Program – No Concentration.

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 Business, Area of Emphasis in Healthcare Management.

Curriculum Requirements

Business Classes

Class Number Class Name Hours
ENGL 1010 Composition 1 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics (Recommended) 3
ECON 2010 or Macroeconomics OR 3
ECON 2020 Microeconomics 3
  Humanities Elective 3
BUSN 1305 Introduction to Business 3
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSN 1360 or Software Applications for Business OR 3
INFS 1010 Computer Applications 3
BUSN 1380 Supervisory Management 3
BUSN 2380 Principles of Marketing 3
COLS 1010 Study, Organize, Succeed 3
BUSN 2399 Management Seminar 1 3
  Total 36

Healthcare Management Classes

Class Number Class Name Hours
ACCT 1020 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUSN 2350 Organizational Behavior 3
BUSN 2340 Human Resource Management 3
BUSN 2370 Legal Environment for Business 3
ALHS 2311 MGMT & Leadership for AH Supervisors 3
ALHS 2312 or Contemporary Issues in Healthcare OR 3
ALHS 1300 Introduction to Health-Related Professions 3
ALHS 2314 Medical Law and Ethics 3
ALHS 2317 Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance 3
  Approved Science Class (3-4 hrs) 3-4
  Total 63-64

1 This course should be taken during the final year of coursework and/or after the completion of ENGL 1010, ACCT 1010, BUSN 1305, BUSN 1380, and BUSN 2380.


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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.”

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