Healthcare Administration  Associate of Science

The online Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration provides a foundation in healthcare and business that prepares you for entry-level employment. Choose from two concentrations to customize your degree.

60 Credits
Starts September 2, 2024


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Online Associate Degree in Healthcare Administration Overview

The online Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration program from Cambridge College is designed to prepare you to launch your healthcare career in today’s competitive market.

Online Associate Degree in Healthcare Administration Program Highlights

The AS in Healthcare Administration online degree program provides foundational healthcare and business knowledge in areas like:

  • Healthcare terminology
  • Essentials of healthcare in the United States
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Human resources

Online Associate Degree in Healthcare Administration Concentrations

You can tailor your healthcare administration education to your personal interests by choosing one of the following concentrations:

  1. Choose your program of study. Browse our Program Finder to find your program.
  2. Complete and sign the online application.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  4. Send official transcripts directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts
  5. Fulfill any additional program-specific admissions requirements.
  6. Ensure you have internet access, and a fully functional laptop or desktop computer that can play audio and video and access Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Cambridge College undergraduate admission also requires at least one of the following:

  • Original high school transcript showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) or HiSET certificate
  • Or an affidavit confirming high school program completion in a state-approved homeschool setting.
  • Or, if not required by state law, proof of high school education in a homeschool setting meeting state attendance exemptions
  • Or enrollment in an eligible career pathway program
  • Or proof of passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College)
  • Or nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • Or 24 or more credits earned from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Note: Official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit. Courses not included in an earned associate degree must be earned at a grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer.

Careers in Healthcare Administration

The Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration program will appeal to working adults interested in earning a degree and learning the basics of healthcare.

This program prepares you for entry-level administrative positions in healthcare. With experience, you may be able to advance to a management role. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for health services managers is $104,830, with employment projected to grow 28%.*

Many of our students are working adults who recognize Cambridge College as a good fit for its convenience and flexibility. Sixty-three percent of our online students are employed at organizations with a Corporate Partner relationship with Cambridge College.


Median annual salary for health services managers*


Projected job growth for health services managers from 2022-2032*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, (visited October 17, 2023).

Healthcare Administration Jobs

With an AS in Healthcare Administration, you can find entry-level employment in facilities like:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Doctor's offices
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Faculty Spotlight

Paula G. Bramante

Paula G. Bramante


Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning Technologies and Professor

Senior eLearning leader at Cambridge College Global, formerly New England College of Business. Led the migration of on-campus courses to the online format and provided leadership through the growth phases of moving from a junior college to a graduate school. Experienced at leading eLearning instructional design teams at both the higher education and corporate level. Successfully managed cross-functional virtual teams in support of the implementation of 3 new learning management systems...

Douglas G. Kildsig

Douglas G. Kildsig


Adjunct Faculty

Douglas Kildsig is a seasoned management education specialist with a focus on online and distance learning management systems (LMS). His extensive experience encompasses various facets of management, including a distinguished education in management from Purdue University in W. Lafayette, IN (BS Management, MS Management). With a background spanning employment in large corporate settings, entrepreneurship, and small business startups, he brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his role.