Associate of Arts (AA) in Healthcare Management

This degree prepares students to succeed in healthcare support and administrative roles, whether in hospitals, private practices, pharmaceutical or research organizations, insurance companies, non-profits, or government agencies.

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Prepare for careers in fields with upward mobility like administrative support, patient representation, and records and office specialists.

What you’ll learn

This nonclinical healthcare degree equips you to work as part of a high-functioning medical team, using insights from workforce and industry leaders to develop a wide array of skills that can help improve patient care, satisfaction, and outcomes.

career outlook

Thrive in a variety of careers

Healthcare support occupations

$36,490 (36K median)

Community health worker

$48,960 (48K median)

what you'll learn


Help Improve Patient Care


Advising people on technical problems and solutions. Communicating health and safety information.

Ensure Healthcare Quality


Focus on the strategies and methods healthcare organizations use to improve processes, delivery, and outcomes

Utilize Healthcare Data


Explore ways in which healthcare data can be used to improve patient outcomes and safeguard public health

Research Healthcare


Use a variety of sources—including scholarly materials and personal interviews—to obtain information on healthcare topics and use these research findings to write articles or other pieces

Promote Health and Wellness


Learn medical and biological concepts and terminology needed by nonclinical staff working in a healthcare setting

Leverage Social Media


Demonstrate strategic uses of social media for a variety of purposes, such as advertising, marketing, and public relations

Use Math to Solve Problems


Use creative problem-solving techniques together with algebra, geometry, and statistics to address real-world challenges

Market a Product or Service


Focus on the key phases of the marketing process: pre-marketing analysis and research, creation of a marketing plan, and development of a marketing brief

Demonstrate Cultural Competence


Improve the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings by analyzing how culture shapes interpersonal relations and first-person perspectives

Contribute to Society


Focus on both the content knowledge and active participation needed for meaningful community and civic engagement, both globally and in the US

Support every step of the way

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Personal coach

From tutoring to time management. Your dedicated coach will help you achieve your goals.

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Financial aid

Expert support to help you access financial aid — plus financing options you’ll only find at Gateway U.

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Community of peers

Join a community of learners at Gateway U. Build relationships with other students in your neighborhood.

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Tools for school

Access our comfortable coworking spaces for you to get work done. Laptop, software, tech support...We’ve got you.

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Your pace

Our program works around your schedule, whether you want to take your time or finish as soon as possible.

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Career planning

Access hands-on career coaching and resources to help you find and get the job you want.


Tuition +fees before aid


per year

3 years

avg. time to completion for supported B.A. degrees

financial aid

Many Gateway U students are eligible for financial aid.

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