College of Health Professions

Health Care Management Major  

Why Study Health Care Management?

There is no field more exciting to be in today than health care management!  Where else can you have a direct effect on people’s health, make a difference in an out-of-control economy, and have a great career?

You can make a difference by helping manage a hospital, a nursing home, an outpatient clinic, a continuing care retirement community, a physician practice, a national association, a federal agency, a local or state health department, a consulting firm, or one of a variety of other organizations. 

You can make a difference by focusing in nursing, marketing, finance, operations, physician practice, public relations, fund raising, government relations, public health, strategic planning…

The list is almost endless!


Why Health Care Management is a great major:

  • Health Care Management is an exciting field with ongoing opportunities for advancement;

  • There will always be a need for health care managers, and with the aging of the Baby Boomers, we are needed more now than ever;

  • Health Care Managers can help populations of people or they can help one person at a time


Careers in Health Care Management

Students graduating with a degree in health care management find a wide range of career opportunities. Specifically, graduates have found professional positions at hospitals, nursing homes and managed care organizations. Others find positions in areas such as finance, marketing, enrollment and admissions, human resource management, and public relations.

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “…health care is one of the fastest growing career fields in the US. The average entry-to-mid-level salary for health care management graduates with a bachelor’s degree is $32,000-$35,000, and people with master’s degrees and many years of experience can earn six-figure incomes” (Buchbinder and picture of textbook Career Opportunities in Health Care ManagementThompson, 2009, p.2) .  In their new book, Career Opportunities in Health Care Management, Drs. Buchbinder and Thompson discuss career opportunities in the field of health care management, describing in detail a variety of work place options and positions as presented by current practitioners in the field. If you’re still trying to decide if the major is right for you, we strongly suggest taking a look at their book, as it is the only one like it in publication at the moment.



Why Towson University's Health Care Management program is one of the best:

  • Students train in both health care AND business, making them more competitive

    when looking for jobs or graduate school;
  • The 12-credit internship is recognized as a best practice and enables students

    to get a head start on the “real world”;
  • Our small classes enable students to develop personal relationships

    with teachers and classmates;
  • We are one of only two undergraduate Health Care Management program in the state of Maryland fully accredited by the Association of  University Programs in Health Administration. This is national recognition of the program’s excellence!


Department of Interprofessional Health Studies
Linthicum Hall, Room 121

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4049
Fax: 410-704-4965




HealthCare Career Panel

Friday, October 26, 2015


West Village Commons

Ballroom B

Contact Us

Cyrus Engineer, DrPH, MHA, MHS

Program Director for Health Care Management,
Assistant Professor

Linthicum Hall Room 115C



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