Healthcare Administration Career Planning
The Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) degree is a sought-after credential in today's competitive and complex healthcare environment. The challenges and opportunities that healthcare is facing today, and will continue to address into the future, require skilled and highly educated professionals to lead the way.
Employment of healthcare administrators is expected to grow by 23% from 2012-2022.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook
Healthcare administration personnel work as supervisors, coordinators, managers, directors and executives in the following types of facilities:
- Healthcare systems
- Ambulatory care
- Assisted living and nursing home facilities
- Medical group practices
- Insurance companies
- Home care agencies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Health law firms
- Management consulting firms
- Data analytics firms
- Industries that supply services to healthcare organizations
The M.H.A. program is also highly rewarding for entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses or to improve their skillsets.
The Seton Hall M.H.A. program is required by our accrediting body (CAHME) to ensure that 80% of our graduates who are looking for work find a job within three months of graduating. We are proud to meet and exceed this metric since becoming initially accredited in 2014, with the majority of our graduates finding the jobs they want through their capstone projects and assistance from The Career Center.
Career paths for some of our graduates:
- President, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
- COO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey
- AVP of Operations, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Nursing Home Administrator, CareOne
- Public Health Coordinator/Health Officer, Ocean County, New Jersey
- CEO, Anadolu Medical Center (Turkey)
- Coordinator of Hospital Marketing
- Corporate Administrative Director for Human Resources
- Staff Supervisor, Pharmaceutical Sales
- Research Scientist
- Data Manager
- Medical Scribe
Faculty Involvement and the Seton Hall Network:
Our faculty play an integral role in helping students develop their career goals and advance themselves professionally. Our faculty members, which includes seasoned healthcare practitioners and executives, have impressive industry knowledge, experience and connections. These are invaluable assets for our M.H.A. students as they navigate their professional development.
Seton Hall M.H.A. students and alumni are a closely connected group, often remaining in contact long after graduation. They connect on LinkedIn, share job openings and professional insight, and meet up at industry affairs and events for Seton Hall alumni.
- American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
- New Jersey Hospital Association
- American Hospital Association
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
- Medical Group Management Association
- Healthcare Financial Management Association
- Association of University Programs in Health Administration
The Career Center at Seton Hall University
This on-campus resource gives our graduates the tools to get their careers off to a strong start. Students and graduates have access to many benefits through The Career Center, including:
- One-on-one career counseling
- Individualized career development and management plans
- Online career assessments
- Career events, including resume writing workshops and interview clinics
- Pirate Mentor Program with access to an extensive network of thousands of Seton Hall alumni