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Overview

This Certificate of Completion is a specialized certificate option for those students interested in the healthcare data analytics field. Courses in the certificate program focus on healthcare statistics, use of data analytics for quality improvement, as well as the tools used to support data analytics work. This certificate is a good option for students interested in a career focused on analyzing, interpreting, and/or reporting health data.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
18 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
Online
Tuition & Fees

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter 
2020-2021
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $631.60 $706.40 $1,090.10 $1,522.80
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $1,510.28 $2,283.78 $3,156.04
15 credits  $1,524.20 $1,677.80 $2,460.45 $3,343.00


¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $45 - 120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

Students who successfully complete this program - by achieving a grade of 2.0 or better for each individual course in the program and program prerequisites - should have knowledge of:

  1. Healthcare data sources, systems, databases, query language, data governance, and reporting applications.
  2. How to analyze, interpret, organize and present data.
  3. Best practices for data visualization and dashboard reporting.
  4. How data is used for quality and performance improvement.
  5. Healthcare statistics including how statistics are used to guide decision making.

Careers & Opportunities

The job outlook for entry level health data analysts is excellent. These positions can have a wide range of job titles including Health Data Analyst, Associate Data Analyst, Data Coordinator, Business Analyst, Data Quality Analyst, Reporting Analyst, Junior Billing Data Analyst, Population Health Data Analyst, among others. For salary information in your state, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov.

Potential employers include:
Hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, community health centers, public health agencies, urgent care centers, behavioral health centers, research institutes, and home health agencies.