Professional Development

Healthcare Administration Professional

What does a Healthcare Administration Professional do?

Healthcare Administration Professionals are responsible for providing support in areas such as billing, insurance, medical records, and compliance.

Students who complete the Healthcare Administration Professional program will be comfortable with healthcare compliance, medical terminology, and best practices for insurance and billing. They will also be prepared to tackle a wide array of tasks, including electronic record keeping, front office procedures, and managing healthcare regulations and laws.

Where Can You Work?

Healthcare Administration Professionals work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, urgent care centers, geriatric, maternity, and pediatric offices, as well as outpatient units. The daily role of an Administration professional will include data processing, billing, and coding, as well as frequent communication with patients and insurance companies.


25 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Allied Healthcare Professional


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Understanding regulatory laws and compliance
  • Appropriate electronic record monitoring and auditing
  • Understanding of insurance plans and practices
  • Recognizing and using appropriate billing codes
  • Performing front of office procedures and organization

Courses - 25 Weeks

Program Preview

Healthcare Administration Professional Job Possibilities

Insurance Billing Specialist


$28,000 – $48,000

Healthcare and Medical Insurance Specialist


$32,000 – $66,000

Physician Biller


$30,000 – $90,000

Certification Information

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for one of several exams, including Medical Coder and Biller Certification (MCBC), Certified Medical Administration Assistant (CMAA), and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS). Earning one of these national certifications demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Healthcare Administration Professional.


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate is designed to help you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.


Medical Coder &
Biller Certification

MCBC The Medical Coder & Biller Certification by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) showcases your knowledge and understanding of medical coding and billing.


Certified Electronic Health
Records Specialist

The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist certificate ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.

Issuing Authority

Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

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Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Healthcare Administration Professional?

You will complete the courses in this program over 25 weeks, making students job-ready in just over six months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

What classes will I take in the Healthcare Administration Professional program?

The courses in the Healthcare Administration Professional program include Medical Office Procedures and Administration, Insurance, Billing and Coding Essentials, Professionalism in Allied Health, Electronic Medical Records, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, along with a supplemental Microsoft Office Basics class.

What is the daily role of a Healthcare Administration Professional?

Someone in a Healthcare Administration Professional role can expect to spend a good deal of their day processing billing and insurance paperwork, along with data entry, medical record review, and addressing patient questions.

Where do Healthcare Administration Professionals work?

Healthcare Administration Professionals are a heavily-utilized field, and many employment options are available. Depending on your skills and preferences, you may find yourself working in a hospital, inpatient or outpatient center, urgent care facility, or private office setting.

What other career options can a Healthcare Administration Professional role lead to?

Healthcare Administration Professionals can use their training and expertise as a stepping stone to other opportunities, including Health Care Manager, Healthcare and Medical Insurance Specialist, and Physician Biller.