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Bryant & Stratton College Allied Health Club Helps Community and Each Other

The most important word in this student groups’ title, is “allied”.

Together, they raise money to help local nonprofits. Together, they host blood drives to bring much needed blood to the sick. Together they are students in both medical and non-medical fields driven by a single mission: to help their community

“I personally like the enthusiasm our club brings to brain storm ideas on fundraisers and where to donate our fundraising funds to,” said Len Lukasik president of the Allied Health Club, at the Bryant & Stratton College Milwaukee campus.

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“We work together to help out each other in so many different ways, that we are almost like a big family. It shows how our club members get behind one student who is asking for club participation and then receives a bunch of volunteers to help out in an event,” he said.

Every year the club holds a minimum of six fundraisers. Each time, the profits are donated to a local organization such as the American Red Cross, The AIDS Resource Center or The Milwaukee Women’s Center, among others.

And, each time you see a blood drive on campus, that too is the work of the Allied Health Club as they partner with the Blood Center of Wisconsin.

Student membership is free. Each member is only asked to give “time, treasure or talent,” Lukasik said. Read More…

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Jobs and Career Outlooks with a Healthcare Administration Degree

There has never been a better time to pursue a healthcare administration degree. As the “Baby Boomer” generation begins to retire, they create a two-fold need for qualified candidates entering field of healthcare. Retirees will leave their positions wide open for the next generation of healthcare administrators and – as they age – they will create a larger demand for employees in all aspects of healthcare. Whether you plan to begin your career in the field of medicine and work up to an administration position, or plan to enter the field of healthcare administration directly after obtaining a degree, your job and career outlooks are resoundingly positive.
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Becoming a Healthcare Services Administrator

Career growth opporunities in the healthcare field are not reserved to patient care. Career opportunities on the business side of the field are also in demand and a degree in heath service administration prepares students for such positions.

If you’re someone who likes dealing with people as well as the intersection of healthcare and business, earning a healthcare administration degree might be a great fit. Healthcare administrators and managers work in a variety of healthcare settings – hospitals, government health departments, private physician facilities, health insurance companies, etc. – and have the opportunity to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. Read More…

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Which path to follow? A closer look at healthcare degrees at Bryant & Stratton College

The healthcare industry is booming. A variety of healthcare administration degrees can prepare students for a career in healthcare offices around the nation. But, which to pick? The answer relies heavily on your career goals.

Bryant & Stratton College Online currently offers three similar healthcare administration degrees with very different career paths: medical administrative assistant, an associates degree, an associates degree in health services administration, and a bachelor’s degree in health services administration.

Here is a closer look at each: Read More…

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Take a Step into the Healthcare Arena

Do you want to go back to school, but just can’t decide on a degree? Are you looking for a degree in a new and exciting field that also offers growth potential? Bryant & Stratton College Online is rolling out a new degree program for the fall 2010 semester.  Starting in September, Bryant & Stratton College Online will be offering a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Services Administration.

This new degree offers students the opportunity to gain a wide range of health-related knowledge and skills in the management sector of health services and facilities. The program is designed to prepare graduates to be ready to enter the medical industries in entry-level and assistant management positions. Hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies are all medical settings where graduates would be able to enter the industry and be successful.

Often health services administrators are given various managerial tasks that include creating and implementing policy and procedures, hiring and supervising staff, controlling finances, and ordering supplies. The Health Services Administration degree is designed to give graduates decision-making skills, critical thinking skills, and small group communications skills that will guide the graduate to success in the industry. Students are also given the opportunity to have real-world experiences through research opportunities and the capstone experience. Graduates will be able to take the lessons learned in class and through experiences and successfully apply them in their health care administration or management career.

Of course various factors are considered during the decision making process of choosing a degree, but two of the most common are the average income and job availability upon graduation. As the health care system in our country grows so will the demand for educated health services administrators.  The room for growth within the industry and average income are both substantial. The income within the health services industry can vary depending on the job, for example Account Executives(Home Care) can make anywhere from $51,938 – $62,219, Physicians Network Administrators have a salary range of $42,418-$53,482, and Clinical Administrator Supervisors salary range is $47,852 – $64,320. These are just a few examples of the types of jobs found within the industry and the average income. The employment opportunities for graduates are likely to continue to grow as the demand grows in the health care industry.

It is proven that a college education does pay. On average people with a college degree have a lower unemployment rate and earn more than those who have a high school diploma or less. Students who graduate with a Health Services Administration degree from Bryant & Stratton College Online will be able to apply the knowledge and skills obtained while working successfully in a managerial capacity. Students will be able to apply their learned legal and ethical principles in various health care organizations. Graduates can apply their group communication and leadership skills effectively throughout the industry. Lastly, graduates will be able to take real-world experience and life lessons learned and apply them to a variety of situations.

So if you are looking for a new career with room for growth and a respectable average income, I suggest you check out the Health Services Administration Degree at Bryant & Stratton College Online. As the health care industry expands at a rapid rate, the demand for well trained and educated graduates will only increase, and we don’t want you to be left on the outside looking in.

For more information on the Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Services Administration offered at Bryant & Stratton College Online, please visit http://online.bryantstratton.edu/bs-health-services-admin/.

*Jobs and salary statistics for this post were taken from salary.com

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