The number of healthcare management jobs in the United States is anticipated to increaseProjected Growth of Medical and Health Service Manager Jobs Graph sharply in the coming years. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Central Michigan University is poised to meet that demand with its Master of Health Administration degree.

Annual Median Wages for Health Service Managers Graph

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

The online format of CMU's MHA program provides a flexible option to those wanting to advance their careers.  Offering classes online enables the opportunity to take classes from any part of our nation, as well as internationally.  Courses are offered in an eight-week format, with two courses per semester, and the degree may be completed in two and one-half years. Depending on their work experience, graduates will be prepared to take on entry-level, mid-career and senior healthcare management jobs.

The degree program gives students a range of advanced multidisciplinary skills and experiences they may need as they take on management and leadership roles in very different types of health care settings.  In addition to management education, the 51-credit-hour program will include courses in health systems and operations, health care finance, health care quality, managerial epidemiology, health care law, quantitative methods, marketing, health economics, organization behavior, and human resources and planning.

Earnings and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment 2015

Source for all images: Bureau of Labor Statistics