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Executive Master of Health Administration


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 32% between 2020 and 2030, 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 Career 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 $101,340 in 2021. The top 10% of these managers earned more than $205,620 per year.