About the Profession


It would be hard to imagine a field more dynamic today than health care administration. Today more than 100,000 people serve in the field, from middle management to CEO level. Managing opportunities and challenges arising from technological change, demographic shifts, regulatory requirements, and other changes make this field a demanding and rewarding one for highly motivated people with excellent interpersonal communication skills. Health administrators are at the table when key decisions are made about human, financial, and information resources.

They work in numerous settings:

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Consulting
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Physician-based practices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community health agencies
  • Managed care organizations