Health Care Management

As health care continues to evolve it is important for students to understand and gain the skills necessary to succeed in the industry.

From hospitals, to health insurance companies to long-term care providers health care problems and solutions are becoming more complex. Students must demonstrate team skills, quantitative analysis and integrative analysis to be competitive in this industry.

Industry Overview

The players in the health care industry break down into three categories: providers, payers and industry. The providers include all clinical health care like doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics. While the payers are the insurance companies. They are researching the most cost effective way to deliver health care and they determine your health coverage and treatments. Industry includes many different companies and positions, from pharmaceutical companies researching and creating the drugs to the those working in banks doing research on health care companies for investment purposes. 




U.S. Health Agencies

Below are government agencies that are operating, setting policy, and doing research in health care.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases (CCID)
    • National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID)
  • Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    • Medicaid: provides health coverage to low-income people and is one of the largest payers for health care in the United States.
    • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): provides federal matching funds to states to provide health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but who can't afford private coverage.
    • Basic Health Program (BHP): allows states an option to provide affordable coverage and better continuity of care for people whose income fluctuates above and below Medicaid and CHIP eligibility levels.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Non-Governmental Agencies

  • Joint Commission
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) 

Healthcare and Life Science Resources


To learn more about the Health Care Management area and courses included within the concentration or program, please refer to the academic curriculum.

Administrative Fellowships

The National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) works collaboratively to make the process of applying to fellowships more centralized. Administrative fellowships are generally set up as 1 to 2 year roles for recent graduates from master’s level programs (e.g., MHA, MHP, MPH, MPP, or MBA), and prepare early professionals for leadership-track careers in the health sector.

There is one application for approximately 70 different fellowship opportunities with a set deadline and process. Learn more and apply directly at the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS).


There are two recruiting cycles.

Cycle 1 Application:
Opens: June 9
Closes:  September 29

Cycle 2 Application:
Opens: November 20
Closes:  January 30


Professional Organizations

Healthcare Job Resources

U.S. Government Jobs

To apply for jobs with the United States government, apply directly through the U.S.A. jobs site.