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An MBA in Healthcare Management

Individuals in the health care industry can look at advancing their careers on the business end of health care by obtaining their masters in business administration. Make the career move from a nurse to the hospital director, manage a public health agency or direct the neonatal wing of a hospital. A masters in business with an emphasis in health care will boost your salary and career earnings substantially.

Registered nurses can obtain their MBA in as little as 12 months. Moving into health care management from nursing can bring a huge increase to ones pay. Some upper management positions within the health care industry pay in excess of $125k/year.

Jobs For MBA Graduates in Health Care

  • Hospital Director
  • Clinic Director
  • Managed Care Director
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Physicians Office Manager
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Outpatient Surgical Center
  • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals

According to a report released by the bureau of labor statistics in May of 2013 health care management positions paid on average $101k/year. The top 10% took home over $155k/year. Specific health care industries with the most employment include general medical and surgical hospitals, physicians offices, nursing homes, home health care service providers and outpatient care centers.

The top paying health care management positions can be found in the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry where on average management execs take home $165k annually on average. Instrument manufactures, computer and medical equipment designers and data hosting or data processors also pay in excess of $130k/year

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