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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose a doctorate in general health administration degree often pursue executive positions in the health care industry.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Accountable care organization (ACO)
  • Ambulatory health care service
  • Behavioral health/social service provider organizations
  • Community care facility for the elderly
  • Dental office
  • Federal government health care facility
  • Health care consulting firm
  • Health clinic
  • Health system
  • Health plan
  • Home health care service
  • Hospital
  • Insurance company
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratory
  • Nursing or residential care facility
  • Offices of other health care practitioner
  • Outpatient care center
  • Wellness and health promotion organizations

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Chief compliance officer
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Chief nursing officer
  • Chief operations officer
  • Clinic manager
  • Clinical utilization manager
  • Department or division director
  • Department or division manager/supervisor
  • Health care consultant
  • Director of consumer engagement/experience
  • Director of health care quality
  • Health care financial manager
  • Health services manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Medical records manager
  • Mental health program manager
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing director
  • Office 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.