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Graduates of the UW 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. The industry is 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. In 2021, the median salary for health services managers was $101,340, with the top 10% earning more than $205,620 per year.

Program Outcomes


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had a job 3 months after graduating in 2021

2020-2021 outcomes

Diverse Job Opportunities

Possible Jobs

MHA graduates are qualified to fill a wide variety of health administration positions, including:

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

Recent MHA Grad Jobs

Here is a sampling of jobs from recent MHA graduates:

  • Administrative Specialist
    Kaiser Permanente, Renton, WA
  • Clinic Coordinator
    Naval Branch Health Clinic
    Groton, CT
  • Clinic Manager
    SeaMar, Vancouver, WA
  • Financial Analyst
    Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
  • Finance Manager
    Northwest Physicians Network, Tacoma, WA
  • Organization Development Specialist
    Confluence Health, Wenatchee, WA
  • Process Improvement Consultant
    Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Project & Decision Support Manager
    Health Facilities Planning and Development, Seattle, WA
  • Project Manager
    Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA
  • Quality Management System Program Manager
    Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Staff and Leadership Development Specialist
    Confluence Health, Wenatchee, WA
  • Senior Women and Infant’s Business Development Specialist
    Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Professional Development

The UW Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is strongly committed to the career development of its students. We offer a variety of programs and services to prepare you for a career in health administration.

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Alumni Association

Join or learn about our MHA Alumni Association Board of Directors. The association and board are alumni of the UW MHA and Executive MHA programs.

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Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships

Many of our students pursue post-graduate administrative fellowships, giving them intensive, hands-on training in health administration at a health care organization.

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