Careers: Master of Health Administration - MHA

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A Master of Health Administration degree can open the door to numerous jobs for management and leadership roles in health care settings. Jobs in health administration provide professional satisfaction along with financial security.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for health administrators in 2020 was $104,280 annually.

What can you do with a master’s in health administration?

A Master of Health Administration degree opens the doors to a variety of jobs and leadership roles. These jobs include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospital Administrator:  Senior-level staff that oversee the management and quality of health care facilities.
  • Health Policy Advocates: Health policy experts advise and write policy, work with politicians, and advocate for health care policy reform.
  • Clinical Lead: Clinical leads can be nurses, doctors, or other clinical staff who coordinate and oversee a clinic or clinical team members to ensure effective delivery or patient care.
  • Pharmaceutical Administrator: Senior-level staff that oversee the operation and quality of pharmaceutical companies.
  • Director of Finance: Senior-level staff who provide financial leadership for health care facilities.
  • Operations Manager: Health care staff who provide management in controlling costs and improving quality of service provided to patients.
This degree is great for those with experience in:
  • Health Care Finance
  • Hospital Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • International Care Organizations
  • Marketing and Public Affairs
  • Material Management
  • Medical Staff Relations
  • Nursing Administration
  • Patient Care Services
  • Planning and Development
  • Public Health

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