MHAOnline.com Features - What's Happening in Healthcare Administration?

This features section explores career paths, professors to know, industry changes, and other forces shaping the experience of online MHA students. These features cover the realities of pursuing an online degree, including applications tips, internship requirements, scholarship prospects, and advice for finding a job upon graduation.

Check back regularly for updates, including interviews with program administrators, career profiles, and application tips.

November 17, 2022

What is Networking, Really? Tips from a Healthcare Professional

Human nature prefers familiarity over the unknown. This has been demonstrated by research time and time again, and this is an important concept within networking. You increase your odds of connecting with an opportunity you can leverage for yourself because someone remembered you and how your professional skillset overlapped with the opportunity.

November 1, 2022

Who Are the Best Healthcare Employers in the U.S.?

MHA and healthcare MBA students interviewing for internships and jobs at graduation would be wise to review three new rankings of employer quality in America’s healthcare industry. Although little correlation exists among the top-ranked employers in these survey results, these reports nevertheless provide interesting data that’s useful in formulating job search strategies.

October 28, 2022

Top Health Administration Scholarships (2022-2023)

The cost of higher education continues to rise, forcing students to take on a considerable amount of debt to fulfill their dream of getting a quality education. Fortunately for students in health administration, there is a growing number of scholarship opportunities.

October 12, 2022

For Healthcare Leaders, The Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup Company

Many healthcare workers who have spent the past two years in challenging situations throughout the Covid-19 pandemic suddenly find themselves without a job as hospitals and health systems are eliminating roles amidst cashflow challenges. Those who have been lucky enough to retain their roles are finding themselves saddled with additional work and struggling with severe burnout.

September 5, 2022

Healthcare Roles for Recent Graduates of Advanced Programs

One of the characteristics that makes the healthcare field so appealing is the wide range of specializations to be found at all levels. Earning an advanced degree will open doors to exciting possibilities, and is increasingly expected for applicants to leadership and executive roles.

September 1, 2022

Best Small and Midsize Companies for Healthcare Administrators

Healthcare administrators remain some of the most sought-after professionals in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the need for medical and health services managers is expected to grow 32 percent between 2020 and 2030, a rate that’s four times the national average for all professions.

August 15, 2022

Food Safety Manager - A Day in the Life

Food safety managers work anywhere there is food. This can include restaurants, hospitals, food production facilities, schools, and hotels. Their primary job is to ensure that food is safe for consumers. To accomplish this, they must know and abide by all local, state, and federal food safety laws, monitor food handling procedures in their establishment, train staff, and perform audits.

June 29, 2022

Moving into Healthcare Leadership Roles After Obtaining Your Advanced Degree

Holding an advanced degree is increasingly considered a requirement for upward movement through the leadership ranks in healthcare. As the consolidation of healthcare systems and the complex recovery from the pandemic continues to play out, the knowledge and skills gained from studying for an advanced degree are more critical than ever to navigate this complex environment.

June 17, 2022

Nurse Educator - A Day in the Life

Nurse educators are responsible for helping to train the next generation of nurses. They work in all nursing programs, from associate degrees to doctorates. The two primary places nurse educators work are in educational programs providing instruction and in clinical settings supervising nursing student clinical internships.