Careers

Career Outlook

meetingCareer prospects in the health care sector are strong. According to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, health care is the largest industry in the United States today and the second-largest employer, directly responsible for more than 11 million jobs.

The demand for medical services is expected to continue to grow, as baby boomers age and older adults stay active in their later years. More health administrators will be needed to organize and manage the growing numbers of health staff and programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for health services managers are projected to increase by 17 percent between 2014 and 2024, much faster than the average of all professions.

Diverse Job Opportunities

Graduates of the UW Executive MHA program are qualified to fill a wide variety of health administration positions and job functions, including roles in the following areas:

  • Mid- and senior-level management
  • Business development and project management
  • Process management and improvement
  • Clinical program evaluation and quality management
  • Policy development, analysis and evaluation

In a typical cohort, about half of all Executive MHA students find new career opportunities while enrolled in the program.

Learn how the Executive MHA program supports career growth on the Professional Development page.

A Field With High Earning Potential

Jobs in health administration are well compensated. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for medical and health services managers was $94,500 in 2015. The top 10 percent of these managers earned more than $165,380 per year.