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.

Program Outcomes

UC Master of Health Administration Graduation Rates
3 months post graduation 2016-2019

Employment of Graduates 2016 2017 2018 2019
Employed 73 91 76 87
Unemployed 0 0 0 0
Unknown 0 3 0 0
Total Graduates 73 94 76 87
Percent Employed 100% 96.8% 100% 100%

 

UC Master of Health Administration Stats

Status 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Entered Program 59 54 87 114 119 123 129 98 81
In Progress 0 0 0 1 4 8 12 39 79
Graduated 46 47 70 93 103 86 105 52 0
Withdrawn 13 7 17 20 16 29 12 7 2

 

UC Master of Health Administration Stats Continued

Cohort # Admitted # of Current Students # of Graduates # of Withdrawn
2012-2013 54 0 47 7
2013-2014 87 0 70 17
2014-2015 114 1 93 20
2015-2016 119 0 103 16
2016-2017 123 8 86 29
2017-2018 129 12 105 12
2018-2019 98 39 52 7
2019-2020 81 79 0 2
Total 880 139 610 131
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