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Healthcare Management Career Outlook

Healthcare is the most rapidly growing sector of the U.S. economy, and healthcare management is the fastest-growing subset in this sector—projected to grow by 28%* in the coming decade. Learn to lead in this field by earning a specialized online master’s degree in healthcare management.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023

Employment Trends for Healthcare Management MBA Graduates

The healthcare landscape is growing increasingly complex as providers endeavor to improve the quality and efficiency of their operations. As a result, strong managerial and leadership skills have never been as important to the success of healthcare organizations as they are today. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around 510,000 medical and health services managers were employed in 2022. The BLS also estimates that 54,700 new medical and health service management roles will be available annually from now until 2032.1

Case Western Reserve University’s online MBA in Healthcare Management cultivates leaders prepared to address the challenges of this dynamic field. We help develop not only critical thinkers but agile doers by exposing students to:

  • Operations management
  • Marketing management
  • Financial management
  • Project management

1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023

Online MBA in Healthcare Management Salary Expectations

The median annual wages for medical and health services managers in the top industries are as follows:

IndustryMedian Annual Wage
Hospitals (state, local and private)$125,280
Outpatient care centers$101,890
Physician offices$99,440
Nursing and residential care facilities$93,610

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022. This data is representative of all wages across medical and health service manager occupations. MBA graduates typically earn a higher salary.

What Jobs Can You Get With a Healthcare Management Degree?

Case Western Reserve University online MBA graduates are equipped to secure a range of managerial and leadership roles, such as:

  • Business development officer
  • Clinical managers
  • Consulting healthcare administrator
  • Director of operations
  • Executive director
  • Hospital CEO
  • Hospital CFO
  • Hospital administrator
  • Healthcare manager
  • Health information managers
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Nursing home administrators
  • Pharmaceutical manager

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Our rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum will help you stand out in today’s complex business environment. To help you gain the hands-on leadership training you need for your next healthcare management role, our online MBA offers two, 3 ½ day residency experiences at Cleveland’s top hospitals.

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