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

This blog 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.

February 20, 2019

Closing the Gap: Women Leading Healthcare

Women drive healthcare. They are the industry's biggest consumers and workers. They serve as caregivers in their homes and make most decisions for their family's health. Why is it, then, that of the 40 Fortune 500 healthcare companies, not a single one is helmed by a woman?

February 12, 2019

Ten Trends Driving Growth in Healthcare Jobs

Innovations in healthcare are pointing to an increasing need for healthcare administration, healthcare IT, and healthcare policy professionals. But the underlying trends are intertwined, and interdisciplinary partnerships are necessary to redesign a modern vision of healthcare.

February 5, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Hospital CEO - An Interview with Dr. David Pate

Being the chief executive officer of a hospital means being part business leader and part politician, requiring a blend of diplomacy, advocacy, business management, and financial sense. And the stakes of this role aren’t just profit and loss, but life and death.

January 24, 2019

Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Administrator - A Day in the Life

In many ways, a VA health administrator’s job is similar to any other healthcare administrator’s job, but the specific demographic being served in the VA necessitates a unique set of responsibilities, skills, and education.

January 22, 2019

Universities with an Outstanding Health Informatics Faculty

Check out exceptional health informatics faculty members at four notable universities: Boston University's Metropolitan College, the University of Scranton, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Cincinnati.

January 16, 2019

Five Emerging Careers in Healthcare Administration

Healthcare is a rapidly changing industry. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, emerging issues in big data, the complexities of healthcare regulations, and new integrations between healthcare and business are all transforming the way care is delivered.

January 15, 2019

The Best Graduate Healthcare Degrees in 2019

Healthcare is currently the country’s largest employer, and jobs in healthcare are projected to be among the fastest growing over the next decade. As the industry grows so does the opportunity for a new career path.

January 3, 2019

Top Health Administration Scholarships

The cost of higher education continues to rise, forcing students to take up 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.

January 2, 2019

Specialists Wanted: In-Demand Skills for Healthcare Administrators

Healthcare is the biggest industry in the United States. While the number of physicians has grown in tandem with the growth in population since the 1970s, the number of healthcare administrators has risen by 3,200 percent in the same timeframe, and that number is still set to grow further.