Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical and Health Services Managers


Median Pay

$104,280 per year


Job Outlook: 32%

(compared to 4% growth rate for all other occupations) from 2019 to 2029


92% of our students were employed or continuing their education within 3 months of graduation

Healthcare is an evolving and complex practice. Healthcare needs leaders who are visionaries and positive change agents that inspire and empower others to do their best. The MHA program incorporates professional, effective leadership skills within the foundations of financial and strategic planning, organizational management, and quality initiatives. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in healthcare today.

Health Administration at Illinois

Health administration degrees are modeled after general business administration curriculum, giving students experiences in finance, leadership/management, quality and strategic planning. Coursework, internship, and capstone experiences prepare students to work in healthcare institutions such as hospitals, medical offices, insurance groups and pharmaceutical companies. People with health administration degrees have the skills to manage staff, programs, and service lines within the complex and ever-changing healthcare arena. 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MHA program combines the benefits of a small program with the resources and opportunities of a leading research university. This newer program allows students to be at the cutting edge of newly developed classes and curriculum. The curriculum was developed based on industry trends to ensure students are prepared for a career in health administration. Our small program size allows students to easily connect with the supportive faculty and be surrounded by a tight-knit cohort of peers. We welcome students from a wide variety of disciplines and training to join our diverse cohort of MHA students.

MHA Informational Video

If you would like to know more about our program, please fill out this form. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a video, which provides an overview of the program. If, after viewing the video, you have any questions about the program, please contact the MHA Assistant Director.

Contact Information

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