Program Overview

Many factors are changing the healthcare industry; new technologies and higher standards are raising the bar of what is expected of new job seekers. The growing career options in healthcare offer graduates the critical job security and advancement needed when considering changing careers or entering a new field. McKinley College’s Medical Specialties degree program strives to prepare students for several healthcare careers. Graduates have the potential to find opportunities to work in hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, insurance carriers and administrative roles.

The proper understanding of innovative developments in the healthcare industry prepares individuals for branching out and fulfilling personal goals in the most efficient and effective way possible. Many factors of business as well as informatics must be taken into consideration when becoming a successful administrator of a healthcare office. The intricate tasks of delegating responsibilities, social awareness, public responsibility as well as following strict legal and industry standards, is part of the education students may gain from McKinley’s Associate degree program. The Medical Specialties option gives students the opportunity to earn a valuable education while still fulfilling current career and family obligations.

The Medical Specialties curriculum prepares graduates for careers in the medical administrative field and give graduates the foundation of a formally trained, professional. The health courses cover topics of basic medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, disease processes, pharmacy, statistics & data analysis, diagnostic coding and medical billing. These courses should give students the needed understanding of healthcare functions to become a successful asset in most medical and health departments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Council

    School Overview

    McKinley College originally began through its parent company, Weston Distance Learning in 1981, in response to a growing demand for “high-quality and affordable degree-granting distance education” targeting the adult sector. Founded in 2006, Weston leadership opened McKinley College in order to reach a demographic beyond the typical physical campus, to include professionals seeking career moves, work-from-home individuals, along with military personnel and retirees looking for new challenges.

    Programs are taught by qualified instructors with “advanced degrees in their subject areas” and all course materials are subjected to “academic review” for approval. McKinley offers individualized scheduling and most students can complete their associate’s degree in sixteen months. Furthermore, McKinley College retains articulation agreements with select schools for students planning to further pursue a bachelor’s degree.


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