Career

What do Graduates Do?

Public Health Administration & Policy graduates are well-prepared with the skills necessary for population-focused administration, policy development, and evidence-based public health.

Graduates take administrative positions in public health organizations at the local, state, federal, and international level in planning agencies, voluntary health organizations, mental health agencies, human services organizations, long-term care agencies, international health organizations, managed care plans, community clinics, and alternative health care delivery settings.

Job Outlook

Employment opportunities for health care administration positions is expected to grow 16% from 2008 to 2018—faster than the average—as recent federal mandates have broadened opportunities for graduates to work with hospitals and health care organizations.

Managers will be needed to provide organizational leadership to:

  • Expand population and preventative health focus
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of health care through data analysis, community engagement, and policy
  • Comply with changing regulations
  • Implement new technology
  • Manage growth of large, complex medical group practices

Master’s level graduates are highly sought after for these positions as well as candidates who have work experience in health care and strong business and management skills

Examples of Positions Held by Recent Graduates of the Public Health Administration & Policy MPH Program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN Center for Prevention
Health Improvement Project Manager – Health Equity

Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Division
Healthcare System Preparedness Planner

Collective Action Lab
Project Manager/Communication Lead

Wilder Research
Research Associate

Medica
Public Policy Coordinator

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