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Online Master's in Health and Human Services Administration

Career Outlook for Health Administrators

The Growing Demand for Health Administrators

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are the fastest-growing occupational category in the nation. A 16 percent growth rate is expected for healthcare occupations from 2020 to 2030, adding about 2.6 million new jobs throughout the decade.1 If you have a passion for helping others, it’s a great time to build your leadership skills with an online M.A. in Health and Human Services 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.

Health and Human Services Jobs and Income

The field of health and human services 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.)


Medical and Health Services Manager

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.

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Hospice Administrator

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.

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Nursing Home Administrator

Consider specializing in the administration of a nursing home and put your skills to use serving the elderly. Hire and direct staff, assist in defining and maintaining care plans for various residents, and advocate for a vulnerable population. To ensure you qualify for these positions, verify requirements with your state licensing board and the National Association of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators Board (NAB).

State licensure typically required.

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Social and Community Service Manager

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.

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Thrive Anywhere

Here are some of the places where graduates of our online health and human services 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
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Governmental health and human service agencies
  • Non-profit agencies and clinics

Get Started Now

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When you’re ready, click Apply Now to start your online application.