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Healthcare Administration Schools

As a professor or instructor of healthcare administration classes at one of the 931 accredited healthcare administration schools in the country, you play a central role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the healthcare administration academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes healthcare administration training at the following levels:

  • Healthcare Administration Certificate
  • Associates degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Masters degree in Healthcare Administration
  • PhD degree in Healthcare Administration


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Healthcare administration professionals

232,920 242,640 258,130 271,710 282,990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 282,990 healthcare administration professionals working in the US in 2010. The number of healthcare administration professionals has grown by 21% between 2006 and 2010.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Healthcare administration professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by healthcare administration professionals was $84,270 in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for healthcare administration professionals in the US was 37% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Healthcare Administration

$73,340 $76,990 $80,240 $81,850 $84,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Healthcare administration professionals' salaries have seen a 15% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Healthcare Administration Student enrollment growth by degree

1,999 2,741 4,933 3,388 2,995
3,919 4,417 4,501 4,655 5,212
69 107 126 148 184
5,275 5,361 5,416 5,693 5,672
8,484 7,516 8,166 7,488 6,654
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Grey: Certificate in Healthcare Administration

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for healthcare administration professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 19,746 students graduated from healthcare administration degree programs in the US. In 2010, 20,717 students graduated from healthcare administration schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 5% growth in the number of healthcare administration graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from healthcare administration courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Healthcare Administration Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering healthcare administration programs has decreased. There were 743 healthcare administration schools across the country in 2006. And there were 931 schools in 2010.

Healthcare Administration Faculty Salaries

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