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Master of Health Administration

Master of Health Administration

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A Master of Health Administration is an advanced degree from a college or university awarded after a minimum number of academic units are completed. Most MHA programs also require a thesis paper and/or an extensive internship. A Bachelor degree is a required prerequisite. The MHA typically takes two years to complete. Coursework includes classes in population health, economics, and healthcare marketing.

After completion, the recipient is adequately prepared to manage a hospital, clinic, or health system. This degree requires general healthcare knowledge as well as a solid foundation in business administration. Many employers prefer candidates who hold MHA degrees. An MHA is also a great way to advance your career if you are already working in healthcare administration.

A Health Administrator with an MHA can make up to $105,200/year, while a Health Administrator with a Bachelor degree makes an average of $66,900/year.

Many colleges and universities offer dual MHA/MBA programs, or MBA programs with an emphasis in Health Administration.

Career options:
Healthcare Administrator
• Clinical Manager
Medical and Health Services Manager
• Nursing Care Facility Administrator

For more information, please see the following articles:

5 Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Administrator

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