Careers and Outcomes

Lead health care organizations

Your MHA degree prepares and qualifies you for any type of management position in health care.

Become a strong leader who can respond to changes, needs and issues in health care. Have the technical and interpersonal skills to succeed.

Why work in health administration?

It’s a growing career field.

An estimated 100,000 people work in health management positions. The industry needs capable, highly skilled individuals.

We help produce them.

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Ambulatory medical/surgical centers
  • Health consultancies
  • Home care
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care organizations
  • Managed care organizations
  • Mental health centers
  • Physician practices
  • Public health agencies
  • Rehabilitation facilities

Specific employers of alumni

  • Cox Health
  • Express Scripts
  • Jordan Valley Community Health Center
  • Loehr Chiropractic
  • Mercy
  • New Mexico State Department of Health

What are the job duties of health care managers and executives?

  • Deliver strong and effective resources – medical, operational and financial.
  • Serve the needs of patients, families and community.
  • Ensure patients receive quality health care. Work with physicians, nurses and other professionals to deliver the services.
  • Help educate people about important health issues.
  • Make the hospital or health care organization a “safety net” for their community. That can include emergency and ongoing care, or accurate and timely information about public threats during crisis.