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Dual Master of Business Administration–Master of Health Administration: Career Outlook

Impactful leaders needed.

In order to thrive in an increasingly complex environment, healthcare institutions need leaders with an understanding of the industry as well as business acumen in accounting, finance, and operational strategy.

With your dual MBA-MHA degrees, you’ll be prepared for management and director-level positions in industries like insurance, management, consulting, and state and federal agencies.

Demand for many of these healthcare administration roles is expected to grow by three to four times the national job growth average over the next decade. Here are just some of the roles you could take on:

Medical and Health Services Manager:

$99,730/year

As a medical and health services manager you would oversee healthcare personnel in delivering services, ensuring quality, fiscal responsibility, and government compliance. Demand for this role is expected to grow by 18% between 2018 and 2028, and the top 10% of earners make more than $182,600 annually.1

Medical Director:

$149,127/year

As a medical director (MeD), you would be responsible for leading a healthcare institution in upholding the exceptionally high standards for medical professionalism in all facets. In this role, you’d make a critical impact on patient outcomes through operational organization, coordination of critical care units and equipment, and ensuring nursing quality. Demand for this role is expected to grow by 20.5% over the next decade, and the top 10% of earners make more than $235,724.2

Additional roles for MBA-MHA graduates:

  • Healthcare CEO/COO
  • Executive Director
  • Department/Division Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Strategic Project Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Development Associate
  • Performance Improvement Leader

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Program Outcomes: Lead in the Healthcare Industry

The courses of Scranton’s dual MBA-MHA curriculum will prepare you to:

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
  2. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved November 22, 2019.