MBA in Healthcare Management - Careers

Prepare for Healthcare Leadership Healthcare Management MBA

The Healthcare Management MBA offered by the Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Business will help you develop unique skill sets to excel at managing the day-to-day intricacies of healthcare systems. You will also develop a theoretical background to creatively solve issues that arise, considering the accelerated pace of change and multiple stakeholders involved.

With your Healthcare Management MBA, you will have excellent credentials for leadership roles in:

  • Hospitals, clinics, or medical offices
  • Pharmaceutical companies or laboratories
  • Biotech health services
  • Insurance organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Healthcare consulting firms

Career Prospects with a Healthcare
Management MBA

The job outlook for medical and health services managers, for example, is quite bright as the healthcare industry continues to expand and diversify. Employment of these managers is expected to increase 22 percent in the decade prior to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Medical and health services managers are in demand to both improve the quality of healthcare and control costs. A Healthcare Management MBA provides the industry knowledge and training needed to achieve these goals in a wide range of healthcare-related organizations.

The median annual salary of medical and health services managers was $84,270 in 2010, with some professionals earning upwards of $140,000 annually. Salaries may vary depending on the type and size of a facility and a manager’s level of responsibility.

Build Your Knowledge and Skills with a Healthcare Management MBA

In addition to gaining a solid foundation in business management in your core MBA classes in accounting, finance, leadership, marketing, economics, and operations, earning your Healthcare Management MBA through the SNHU School of Business will also expand your understanding of:

  • The social, ethical, and organizational challenges faced by healthcare workers and how to effectively handle these challenges
  • Introducing and managing clinical information systems and their effects on patients and interdisciplinary teams
  • Current trends in healthcare informatics practices and how technology can improve patient care
  • Healthcare industry trends: quality care initiatives, population health management, medical law and ethics, and other current topics

Career Resources for Your MBA in
Healthcare Management

Access helpful resources for healthcare management careers and professional associations related to this field.

Career Opportunities

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Handbook Medical and Health Services Managers
Get information on healthcare management careers and related positions.

American College of Healthcare Executives
This Internet resource guide will assist you in exploring healthcare management careers and provide you with information for more informed career decisions.

Professional Associations

Professional Association of Health Care Office Management
PAHCOM provides support for small group and solo physician practice managers and opportunities for professional growth in healthcare management careers.

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management. AAHAM's mission is to provide education, certification, networking, and advocacy for healthcare revenue cycle professionals.

Healthcare Financial Management Association
HFMA is the leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. HFMA is a respected thought leader on top trends and issues facing the healthcare industry.

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