Health Care Administration & Management

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
24,497
growing 3.75%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,739
growing 2.45%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$28,360
growing 4.65%
Average Wage
$75,291
growing 1.55%
People in Workforce
4.28M
growing 4.06%
Average Employee Age
42.8
declining 1.06%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Health Care Administration & Management degree recipients are Minneapolis, MN, San Diego, CA, and Davenport, IA. The locations with a relatively high number of Health Care Administration & Management degree recipients are Misenheimer, NC, Ottawa, KS, and Bethpage, NY. The most common degree awarded to students studying Health Care Administration & Management is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Health Care Administration & Management and the types of students that study this field. Ashford University awards the most degrees in Health Care Administration & Management in the US, but South University-Accelerated Graduate Programs and Ottawa University-Online have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Health Care Administration & Management.

Tuition costs for Health Care Administration & Management majors are, on average, $6,739 for in-state public colleges, and $28,360 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Health Care Administration & Management programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (297 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (9,026 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Health Care Administration & Management

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Health Care Administration & Management, is Public, 4-year or above (9,026 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Health Care Administration & Management programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,739
Median In-State Public
$28,360
Median Out of State Private

Ashford University has the most Health Care Administration & Management degree recipients, with 749 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Health Care Administration & Management programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, South University-Accelerated Graduate Programs and Ottawa University-Online have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Health Care Administration & Management, with 57.1% and 49.2%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Health Care Administration & Management

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Health Care Administration & Management by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Health Care Administration & Management.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$75,291
Average Wage in Workforce
± $781
1.55%
1 Year Growth
± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Health majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists.

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Occupations by Share

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4.28M
2018 Workforce
± 50,063
4.06%
1 Year Growth
± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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4.28M
2018 Workforce
± 50,063
4.06%
1 Year Growth
± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (11,159) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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42.8
Average Age in 2018
± 0.155 Years
1.06%
1 Year Change
± 0.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 30 years old, which represent 3.04% and 2.97% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Health Care Administration & Management are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (75.7%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Health Care Administration & Management.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,159 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    5,747 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,581 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Health Care Administration & Management for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Female
    4,553 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    2,373 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. White Male
    1,198 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Health Care Administration & Management. White Female students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Health Care Administration & Management is from the 2 Digit Course Health.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Philippines
    193,770 degree recipients
  2. India
    87,510 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    32,095 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Cameroon
    5.13 times more than expected
  2. Philippines
    5 times more than expected
  3. Saudi Arabia
    3.81 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Cameroon that hold Health degrees (5.13 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (193,770 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Health Care Administration & Management field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health Care Administration & Management majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Health Care Administration & Management majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Health Care Administration & Management majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Coordination, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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