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Graduates of the UW Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) program have strong career prospects.

Health care is the largest industry in the United States and the second-largest employer, directly responsible for more than 11 million jobs, according to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

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 are needed to organize and manage the growing numbers of health staff and programs. Jobs for health services managers are projected to increase by 32% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than the average of all professions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Plentiful 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

Career Success and Development

The UW Executive MHA program places a high priority on helping students take the next step in their career.

Jobs in health administration are well compensated. In 2021, the median annual salary for medical and health services managers was $101,340, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10% of these managers earned more than $205,620 per year.

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

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