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Health Services Management

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Health services managers are trained as entry-level health professionals to generally coordinate the front office operations for a clinic or physician’s office. Typical duties include working with the public to set appointments, maintain confidential medical records and facilitate some billing or accounting functions.

Once You Complete the Program

Program graduates seek employment in a hospital, clinic, outpatient surgery center, physician’s office, public health agency, long-term care facility or laboratory. Others take advantage of the rapidly growing healthcare industry and its demand for more managers with a four-year degree by continuing with an IRSC Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management.

Getting Started

The Health Services Management program is a selective-admissions program.  Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Health Services Management Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Anne Drabczyk
adrabczy@irsc.edu

Health Services Management Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Health Services Management program, must view the online information/ orientation video.

Applying to the Health Services Management Program

Prior to beginning the application process:

  1.  Read the Health Services Management Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Health Science Application for the Health Services Management program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Begin Application

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Additional Program Information

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Health Services Management

Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development.  For more information on House Bill 1507, visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1507.

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Associate of Science

With an Associate in Science Degree from IRSC, you’ll be well-prepared for a professional career in health services management.

Career Coach Employment Outlook

Wage and employment data for the example careers that follow is provided by Career Coach (powered by EMSI). EMSI uses data, reports and forecasts that are generated using government data sources and proprietary analytical processes. Educational requirements vary by career.
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