Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for healthcare administration positions are expected to grow 28 percent between 2021 to 2031—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 preventive 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 and change in complex organizations

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.

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

Public Policy Coordinator

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