What can I do with a master’s degree in healthcare administration?

William Woods Business

In a recent blog post, we highlighted the various benefits and growth data of those with a master’s degree in healthcare administration. The kinds of jobs available are diverse, rewarding, and offer great pay.

CNN Money’s 2017 Best Jobs in America list, in collaboration with Payscale.com, considers growth, pay, and job satisfaction when ranking jobs. Several careers in healthcare made this year’s list.

We’ve listed three below in healthcare administration (numbered by their rank on the top 100 list):

  1. Clinical Apps Specialist

10-year job growth: 21%
Median Pay: $77,000
Top Pay: $104,000

A clinical applications specialist typically works for a medical device company. Their job responsibilities include helping medical staff and doctors use new devices to help better serve patients. Often times, clinical apps specialists are registered nurses with higher level training in management and administration.

Beneficial Skills:

  • Marketing
  • Medical terminology
  • Technology
  • Sales and customer service
  1. Hospital Administrator

10-year job growth: 17%
Median Pay: $120,000
Top Pay: $241,000

Hospital administrators wear many hats. From a face for employees to a community liaison. Job responsibilities include managing daily operations of a hospital, supervising/overseeing staff, meeting with various representatives in different hospital departments, budgeting and fundraising.

Beneficial Skills:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance skills, such as budgeting and fundraising
  • Management
  • Organization and Communications
  • Customer Service
  1. Nursing Home Director

10-year job growth: 17%
Median Pay: $95,100
Top Pay: $131,000

According to Payscale.com, a nursing home director oversees all of the operations within a nursing home, including: overseeing staff operations in a variety of departments, such as food services, nurses, groundskeepers and more; business planning and budget development; ensuring services are in compliance with boarding home standard, maintaining relationships with patients and families, and more.

Beneficial Skills:

  • Management
  • Quality assurance
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • Human Resources

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