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DHA Doctor of Health Administration Health Care Leadership specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online health care leadership degree often pursue leadership positions in the health care industry.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Ambulatory health care service
  • Community care facility for the elderly
  • Federal government health care facility
  • Health care consulting firm
  • Health clinic
  • Health system
  • Home health care service
  • Hospital
  • Insurance company
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratory
  • Nursing or residential care facility
  • Outpatient care center

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief operations officer
  • Clinic director
  • Department or division director
  • Health care consultant
  • Health information manager/director
  • Health services manager/director
  • Hospital business manager
  • Hospital unit manager
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing director
  • Nursing home director
  • Practice manager/director
  • Program manager/director

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

Doctoral degree graduates

Data from graduates across all doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Capella University doctoral graduates report satisfaction with salary, benefits, and responsibilities. Half of the graduates surveyed work in higher education and another 12 percent hold positions in the P–12 environment.

Satisfaction with Job Doctoral Degree Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.


Doctoral graduates report receiving salary increases and getting recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Around half those surveyed have advanced in their careers and just over a third have presented at a professional conference or worked as a consultant.

Career & Professional Accomplishments Doctoral Degree Graduates

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Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.