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New Degree at WGU - Health Services Coordination
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(Yesterday, 11:00 AM)sanantone Wrote:
(Yesterday, 10:40 AM)bluebooger Wrote: the job title of the very first one is Health Services Coordinator
and requires
Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field  

you couldn't be more relevant than a bachelors degree in Health Services Coordination

you even said "and a couple of them asked for a degree in a related field."

so yeah, a degree in Health Services Coordination would be a related field would it not ?  
unless you have a different definition of "related"

" So, I did a search on Indeed to see if there were job postings asking for specific majors. There were some that wanted public health, nursing, or health administration degrees; there were some that wanted psychology and social work degrees; and there were some more that required no degree. "

so what's your point ?  

I work in a hospital as a data analyst  
I have no degree  

does that mean WGU's Data Analyst degree is useless just because I can go to indeed and find some data analyst positions that ask for computer science degrees, statistics degrees, information technology degrees or even like my own positoon, no degree ?

LOL, just because you can find some Health Services Coordinator positions that don't specify "required: a bachelors in Health Services Coordination" doesn't mean the degree is useless

I'm sure there are more than 119 data analyst job openings in the entire country. Since health services coordination didn't exist as a major until WGU invented it, I'm sure it's not something HR even thinks about when writing up job descriptions. Yeah, it would be considered a related degree depending on the type of health services coordinator position, but people didn't need that degree to get the job. There are already people with public health and nursing degrees working those jobs. It's a new, niche degree program that might pigeonhole job applicants.

Homeland security degrees are similar. They've been around for a while now, and they still aren't marketable degrees.

When people ask if they should get a certain degree to land a certain job, I tell them to consider these two things. Will the degree make you more competitive, or can you get the job with a more marketable major? If it turns out you don't like the job or can't get hired for whatever reason, can you use the degree for something else?
Wow. I just signed up for WGU and wanted to major in this. But this thread just talked me out of it, I noticed the indeed thing to a few days ago, I have no background in healthcare and I figured this was the way to go, someone told me if I get the healthcare management degree I need at least 2-5 years of experience
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(Yesterday, 09:44 PM)Brooklyn96 Wrote:
(Yesterday, 11:00 AM)sanantone Wrote:
(Yesterday, 10:40 AM)bluebooger Wrote: the job title of the very first one is Health Services Coordinator
and requires
Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field  

you couldn't be more relevant than a bachelors degree in Health Services Coordination

you even said "and a couple of them asked for a degree in a related field."

so yeah, a degree in Health Services Coordination would be a related field would it not ?  
unless you have a different definition of "related"

" So, I did a search on Indeed to see if there were job postings asking for specific majors. There were some that wanted public health, nursing, or health administration degrees; there were some that wanted psychology and social work degrees; and there were some more that required no degree. "

so what's your point ?  

I work in a hospital as a data analyst  
I have no degree  

does that mean WGU's Data Analyst degree is useless just because I can go to indeed and find some data analyst positions that ask for computer science degrees, statistics degrees, information technology degrees or even like my own positoon, no degree ?

LOL, just because you can find some Health Services Coordinator positions that don't specify "required: a bachelors in Health Services Coordination" doesn't mean the degree is useless

I'm sure there are more than 119 data analyst job openings in the entire country. Since health services coordination didn't exist as a major until WGU invented it, I'm sure it's not something HR even thinks about when writing up job descriptions. Yeah, it would be considered a related degree depending on the type of health services coordinator position, but people didn't need that degree to get the job. There are already people with public health and nursing degrees working those jobs. It's a new, niche degree program that might pigeonhole job applicants.

Homeland security degrees are similar. They've been around for a while now, and they still aren't marketable degrees.

When people ask if they should get a certain degree to land a certain job, I tell them to consider these two things. Will the degree make you more competitive, or can you get the job with a more marketable major? If it turns out you don't like the job or can't get hired for whatever reason, can you use the degree for something else?
Wow. I just signed up for WGU and wanted to major in this. But this thread just talked me out of it, I noticed the indeed thing to a few days ago, I have no background in healthcare and I figured this was the way to go, someone told me if I get the healthcare management degree I need at least 2-5 years of experience

The health services coordination degree is also intended for people with healthcare experience. How much experience you need is not based on your major; it's based on the job you're pursuing. Whether you have a healthcare management or a health services coordinator degree, if you're going after the same types of jobs, then you're going to need the same amount of experience.
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(Yesterday, 09:44 PM)Brooklyn96 Wrote:
(Yesterday, 11:00 AM)sanantone Wrote:
(Yesterday, 10:40 AM)bluebooger Wrote: the job title of the very first one is Health Services Coordinator
and requires
Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field  

you couldn't be more relevant than a bachelors degree in Health Services Coordination

you even said "and a couple of them asked for a degree in a related field."

so yeah, a degree in Health Services Coordination would be a related field would it not ?  
unless you have a different definition of "related"

" So, I did a search on Indeed to see if there were job postings asking for specific majors. There were some that wanted public health, nursing, or health administration degrees; there were some that wanted psychology and social work degrees; and there were some more that required no degree. "

so what's your point ?  

I work in a hospital as a data analyst  
I have no degree  

does that mean WGU's Data Analyst degree is useless just because I can go to indeed and find some data analyst positions that ask for computer science degrees, statistics degrees, information technology degrees or even like my own positoon, no degree ?

LOL, just because you can find some Health Services Coordinator positions that don't specify "required: a bachelors in Health Services Coordination" doesn't mean the degree is useless

I'm sure there are more than 119 data analyst job openings in the entire country. Since health services coordination didn't exist as a major until WGU invented it, I'm sure it's not something HR even thinks about when writing up job descriptions. Yeah, it would be considered a related degree depending on the type of health services coordinator position, but people didn't need that degree to get the job. There are already people with public health and nursing degrees working those jobs. It's a new, niche degree program that might pigeonhole job applicants.

Homeland security degrees are similar. They've been around for a while now, and they still aren't marketable degrees.

When people ask if they should get a certain degree to land a certain job, I tell them to consider these two things. Will the degree make you more competitive, or can you get the job with a more marketable major? If it turns out you don't like the job or can't get hired for whatever reason, can you use the degree for something else?
Wow. I just signed up for WGU and wanted to major in this. But this thread just talked me out of it, I noticed the indeed thing to a few days ago, I have no background in healthcare and I figured this was the way to go, someone told me if I get the healthcare management degree I need at least 2-5 years of experience
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