M.S. in Healthcare Administration

What Do Health Care Administrators Do?

The Business of Health Care. The Career of a Lifetime.

There has never been a greater need for decisive health care administrators who can understand and adapt to rapid changes in the industry, respond to increasing competitive and legal pressures, and effectively integrate information about quality and cost into the delivery of services. Their skills and abilities must be steered by the highest level of integrity and ethics.

Do you possess:
  • The skills to lead with integrity and ethics?
  • The ability to move at an accelerating pace in Health Care?
  • The understanding that Health Care Laws and accountability are vastly changing here in the U.S. and from state to state?
  • Strong skills in planning, organizing, and supervising major elements of Health Care?
  • Understanding of how to implement consistent and reliable Health Care teams?

A master's degree in health care administration is an ideal way to heighten your business sense and to gain a competitive edge in the industry.

The employment outlook for qualified health care administrators is bright. Currently, one of every six jobs is in the health care industry. Growth in the employment of health care administration is predicted to outpace employment growth in general.

Health care administrators take on a variety of roles in the industry in a variety of institutional settings. Some of the current occupations of our students include:
  • Assistant Manager, Hospital Emergency Department
  • Business Office Director
  • Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Business Office Manager
  • Hospital Vice President of Managed Care
  • Managed Care Information Systems Administrator
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Company Manager
  • Quality and Utilization Director
  • Vice President of Operations
Career search resources for current HCAD students and alumni are available at Professional Associations