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Healthcare Management Schools

As a professor or instructor of healthcare management classes at one of the 255 accredited healthcare management schools in the country, you play a important role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the healthcare management academic community and the future trends. Academia in healthcare management includes healthcare management training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Healthcare management professionals

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

In the year 2010, there were 282,990 healthcare management professionals working in the US. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 21%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Healthcare management professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by healthcare management professionals was $84,270 in 2010. The median yearly salary for healthcare management professionals in the US was 37% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Healthcare Management

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

There has been a 15% growth in healthcare management professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Healthcare Management Student enrollment growth by degree

195 203 195 2,466 198
1,081 1,734 2,071 2,299 2,708
11 1 0 0 1
580 711 656 724 651
1,461 1,495 1,691 1,369 1,089
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Healthcare Management
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Healthcare Management
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Healthcare Management
  • Grey: Certificate in Healthcare Management

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for healthcare management professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 3,328 students graduated from healthcare management degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 4,647 students graduated from healthcare management schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 40% growth in the number of healthcare management graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from healthcare management courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Healthcare Management Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering healthcare management programs has decreased. There were 203 healthcare management schools across the country in 2006. And there were 255 schools in 2010.

Healthcare Management Faculty Salaries

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