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What Can I do With a Master of Public Administration: Health Administration?

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies 

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

  • Assistant Hospital Administrator
  • Surgical Center Administrator
  • Retirement Complex Administrator

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Master of Public Administration: Health Administration Degrees

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Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Master of Public Administration: Health Administration Degrees

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Places of Employment

Students who earn a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis in health administration develop skills that are valued by employers. These skills include: research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis, and problem solving. Students and alumni may find employment in city, state, and federal government; nonprofits; social services; hospitals; medical group practices; management services organizations (MSOs); health maintenance organizations (HMOs); nursing home/extended care/assisted living facilities; insurance companies; educational institutions; and consulting firms depending on their skills and experience. Career-related experience may be a prerequisite to finding employment. The following is a brief list of potential employers in the Portland metropolitan area:

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Miscellaneous

Division of Public Administration— Portland State University

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