Why Healthcare Management

Career Opportunities

Professionals in Healthcare Management enjoy an excellent earning potential in a rapidly growing industry. They also benefit from a flexible career path with a range of job opportunities.

$113,000 Average Annual Salary

The national average salary for positions in the medical and health services management industry was $113,000 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

20% Projected Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the medical and health services management industry to grow by 20% by the year 2026. This is a considerably higher than the 7% projected growth for all other industries, making the Master of Health Administration a degree in high demand.

Texas Strong

Texas is second only to California in the total number jobs in the industry at just over 30,000 in the state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Master of Health Administration program prepares its graduates for success in a wide range of settings within the health and medical services management industry. Opportunities include:

  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Federal agencies
  • Health insurance companies
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospital and health systems
  • Integrated delivery systems
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Management consulting
  • Managed care organizations
  • Medical group practices
  • Mental health organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Public health departments

Student Experience

Our students enter the Master of Health Administration program from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds, and they share a passion to provide excellent healthcare to the communities they serve.

Dan Overton

Alumnus Dan Overton entered the MHA program from a nursing background and credits the program for providing a broadened view of the medical service line, including a global perspective on finance and policy.

Huda Terraz

Alumna Huda Terraz was drawn to the MHA program by the prestige of the UIW name and the evening classes, which allowed her to pursue the degree while still working full-time. She credits the MHA program for providing a solid foundation of the core competencies necessary for success in healthcare management.