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Online Master of Arts in Healthcare Administration

Career Outlook for Health Administrators

The Growing Demand for Health Administrators

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare employment is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032. During that timeframe, employers are projected to post an average of 1.8 million job openings each year.1 Moreover, projections indicate medical and health services manager employment will grow by 28 percent.2 If you have a passion for helping others, it’s a great time to build your leadership skills with an online M.A. in Healthcare Administration.

Transform your career and start the path toward management or administrative positions where you’ll be ready to enact real change for the well-being of your community.

Healthcare Administration Jobs and Income

The field of healthcare administration offers a variety of job opportunities in diverse settings like hospitals, clinics, state and federal government agencies, human service agencies, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. (This program is not intended or designed to meet educational requirements for long term care or nursing home administrator licensure in any jurisdiction.)

  • Whether you’re running an entire healthcare facility or managing a specialized team within a hospital, you’ll be invaluable for your ability to navigate shifting regulations and advancing technology. Keep your team on the cutting edge of health services and provide your patients with the best possible care.

    2022 Median Salary: $104,8302

  • Bring your compassion to hospice care and help terminally ill patients live their final days in comfort. Oversee a team of palliative caregivers who can reduce pain and provide customized care for each patient. As you help provide an invaluable service, you’ll become part of a community of caregivers and family members.

    2022 Median Salary: $92,5833

  • Public services provide vital support for communities everywhere — from at-risk students to the elderly. Work with community members to define which services are most in-demand and recruit staff who can drive success. Develop relationships with funders to make your organization’s impact sustainable and see the long-term results on your community’s quality of life.

    2022 Median Salary: $74,2404

Thrive Anywhere

Here are some of the places where graduates of our online healthcare administration program are leading and thriving (This program is not intended or designed to meet educational requirements for long term care or nursing home administrator licensure in any jurisdiction.):

  • Home health agencies
  • Hospice organizations
  • Group homes
  • Behavioral health institutions
  • Single and multi-centered hospitals
  • Hospitals, clinics, and long-term care centers
  • Governmental health and human service agencies
  • Non-profit agencies and clinics

Get Started Now

Request more information to learn more about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s online programs. An enrollment counselor will contact you shortly to share more information and answer your questions. When you’re ready, you can click Apply Now to start your online application.

Sources

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Healthcare Occupations.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Medical and Health Services Managers.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
  3. Payscale, “Average Hospice Administrator Salary.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Hospice_Administrator/Salary.
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Social and Community Service Managers.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm.