Frequently Asked Questions
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. By illustration, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2018) predicted that the healthcare sector would see 18 percent job growth between 2016 and 2026. To put that into perspective, all occupations across the country have a projected seven percent job growth over the same decade.
One way that educational institutions are preparing to meet the swelling demand for highly skilled healthcare professionals in management is increasing distance-learning options. U.S. universities have risen to the challenge. According to the Babson Survey Research Group (2018), nearly one-third of all higher education enrollments in the fall of 2016 were online, with one-sixth of enrollments by students who were exclusively enrolled in distance learning courses.
MHA graduates have gone into varied leadership roles in healthcare, including positions such as clinic director, healthcare administrator, hospice plan administrator, hospital director, medical and health information manager, mental health program manager, nursing home manager, occupational therapy director, public health administrator, respiratory therapy director, and wellness manager, among others.
Learn more about healthcare administration programs designed to help meet the growing demand for healthcare administrators and clinical research managers in our FAQ.
Health services managers have the organizational, legal, and financial knowledge that clears the way for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to do their jobs efficiently, effectively, and within the auspices of ever-changing healthcare policy and law.
Health services management is an in-demand sector, and an undergraduate degree can open the doors to a variety of lucrative and fulfilling job opportunities. This field has a lot of overlap with healthcare administration, dealing with the non-medical operations of a healthcare facility.
Drawing on sociology, social work, healthcare, criminal justice, and public policy, the human services field provides a holistic approach that can prevent harm, rehabilitate disabilities, and improve the overall quality of life for disadvantaged populations.
A clinical application analyst is responsible for evaluating software vendors, testing various software systems, selecting an appropriate software system for an organization, and helping with the implementation of the software.
A clinical data analyst is a healthcare information professional responsible for verifying the validity of scientific experiments and data gathered; they ensure that appropriate processes and protocols are followed.