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.

Over 95 percent of our alumni work in health care management positions.

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.