Health Administration Careers

Graduates of the Master of Health Administration program go on to careers in health services and as healthcare administrators in a number of diverse settings, including:

  • hospitals
  • managed care organizations
  • medical group practices
  • ambulatory care
  • long-term care
  • home health care facilities
  • insurance and pharmaceutical firms
  • consulting firms
  • government agencies
  • nonprofit organizations

Positions can be held in the following areas:

  • finance and budgeting
  • forecasting
  • scheduling
  • capital improvements
  • human resources
  • operations management
  • quality control and improvement
  • health technology
  • policy
  • information technology
  • strategic planning

Moreover, health and healthcare administrators are in many cases central to the implementation and management of new policies and procedures meant to address trends in the dynamic health services landscape.

Significant Career Growth and Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job prospects for medical and health service managers are likely favorable. The BLS estimates a 20% increase in employment for medical and health service managers from 2016-2026.1 Notably, the BLS states that "candidates with a master's degree in health administration or a related field, as well as knowledge of IT systems, will likely have the best prospects."

Growth in the demand for medical and health services managers is not limited to hospitals as the BLS notes. For instance, as baby boomers age, demand for nursing home administrators should increase and as medical group practices grow, demand for managers of these practices should increase as well.

Career Opportunities in Health Administration