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What can MHA do for you?

  1. You want to advance in your organization. Many people who have been working in healthcare for decades find they need an MHA degree to attain top management roles in the organization. In fact, some people in healthcare management discover their positions might be at risk without the advanced degree. The one year, 100% online, MHA degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a solid option to enhance your potential educationally and professionally.
  2. You want to help people without being a direct provider. An MHA affords you the opportunity to direct the future of healthcare management. You can impact the lives of every patient and family member your organization serves, giving your sense of social responsibility the perfect outlet.
  3. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MHA graduates have the average earning potential of nearly $100,000 per year. This income varies based on the size, location, and direction of the health organization and on your healthcare industry experience. As the delivery and payment of healthcare becomes more complicated, knowledgeable managers will be preferred and compensated.
  4. The MHA is in high demand and a very prestigious degree healthcare. This industry continues to grow in size, scope and complexity as the population in the United States ages. Emerging trends, like stand-alone emergency rooms, afterhours care facilities and quick care clinics are creating a need for even more healthcare managers. The 100% online, MHA program at SMWC is an important step in a successful healthcare career.
  5. Whatever you like to do in an organization, you can do that in a healthcare setting. A wide range of disciplines is covered by an MHA degree, arming you with the skill set to apply your passion. This broad approach sets it apart from an MBA or almost any other degree.
  6. An MHA offers you the flexibility many are looking for in terms of the type of organization, geographical location and level of career responsibility you want. This degree will prepare you for new experiences, new opportunities in an ever-evolving industry.
  7. Any time patients see a doctor, take a child for a vaccine, get a prescription filled, visit a relative in a nursing home, it is a healthcare administrator that influences the experience. With an MHA degree, you will apply leadership skills to drive improvements and make sure that healthcare services run efficiently.

MHA graduates also work in:

  • Advocacy Groups
  • Clinical Practice Administration
  • Federal and State Governments
  • Hospital systems
  • Insurance Providers
  • International Care Organizations
  • Long-Term Care
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Urgent Care Facilities