Careers

Where can an MHA from the University of Illinois take you? Wherever you want to go! Our MHA alumni work in a wide variety of meaningful careers in clinics, consulting firms, hospitals, and insurance companies. The strength and flexibility of an MHA degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign allows our alumni to build a strong career in the specific field and setting of their choice.

Where will the Illinois MHA take you?

MHA graduates work in a variety of locations and industries including:

  • Government Agencies
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Physician Offices
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Surgery Centers
  • Urgent Care Centers

Within these settings, MHA graduates hold roles in:

  • Accreditation
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Compliance
  • Consulting
  • Data Analytics
  • Finance
  • Operations Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Strategic Planning

The career outlook for MHA graduates is very strong, with median pay in the industry at $101,340. Job growth in the field is projected to increase by 32 percent this decade and 92 percent of our students were employed within one year of graduation.

Contact Information

  • MHA Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-244-1075
  • mha-advising@illinois.edu
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