Careers in Health Care Management

Health Care Management Career Options with an MBA

The health care industry continues to grow rapidly and managers and administrators are needed to ensure an efficient and customer-centric infrastructure exists to medical professionals come together in the best interest of the patient.  Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care industry is expected to experience major growth in the next few decades, this includes adding more than 15 million new jobs before the end of 2021.

A Need for Professionals with an MBA

With policy changes, innovations and a continued infusion of technology into health care, the industry needs and will continue to need professionals who have a strong business and organizational background. Skills in high demand include organizational behavior, project management, human resources, operational efficiencies and practices, as well as a communication, marketing and tech savvy-ness. All of these skills are gained in a solid MBA program and are further enhanced with an MBA focused on health care management.

75% of recent Marylhurst MBA graduates say they saw a salary increase.

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MBA Health Care Management

Sample Career Titles with an MBA in Health Care Management

The health care industry’s accelerating job market offers an incredibly diverse employment landscape for business professionals holding an MBA. An MBA specialized in health care management can help you succeed in any one of a broad range of career paths, including:

  • Nurse manager*
  • Health care consultant
  • Health informatics director*
  • Pharmaceutical representative
  • Patient advocacy manager
  • Hospital human resources manager
  • Long-term care administrator
  • Marketing manager, health care marketing firm
  • Chief medical officer*
  • Chief financial officer, hospital
  • Chief executive officer, hospital
  • Hospital administrator
  • Project manager, pharmaceutical company
  • Manager, private medical practice
  • Manager, health insurance company

*These professions may require additional education or certification beyond an MBA.

Beau McNeff, Featured MBA Alum

Marylhurst UniversityMarylhurst MBA graduates are succeeding in an array of fields. A typical example is Beau McNeff. A married father of two and a second lieutenant in the Army Medical Command, Beau earned his MBA with a concentration in health care management. Halfway through his program he was promoted by Kaiser Permanente to manage a primary care clinic in Salem, Oregon, where he immediately put his new skills to work.

“Marylhurst is a place to flourish, a place to thrive and a place for new ideas and perspectives. I’ve had the ability to grow my family and spend time with them, balancing my work, my life and education in a way that a traditional program would not allow.”

~  Beau McNeff, ’11, Master of Business Administration

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