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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online health care administration degree are often experienced health care professionals or managers who seek higher education faculty positions or executive leadership or consulting positions in a variety of private and public health care settings.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community care facility for the elderly
  • Dentist office
  • Federal government health care facility
  • Home health care service
  • Insurance carrier
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Medical or diagnostic laboratory
  • Nursing or residential care facility
  • Office of another health care practitioner
  • Other ambulatory health care service
  • Outpatient care center
  • Physician office
  • Private/public hospital

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Clinical director
  • Department or division director
  • Director of nursing
  • Full-time faculty
  • Health and social services manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Mental health program manager
  • Program manager

*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.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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.

Career growth potential 82% Promotional opportunities 37% Salary and benefits 46% Tasks and responsibilites 60%

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.

Advanced in career or profession 48% Successfully changed careers 18% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 25% Assumed a leadership role 40% Received a promotion 33% Received a salary increase 43% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 40% Received award 13% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript. 38% Conducted a research project 23% Served as a professional consultant 23%

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.