Most healthcare MBA programs are designed for nonclinical healthcare professionals – those who oversee healthcare personnel and deal with the finance-related aspects of the field. First-year coursework typically teaches advanced business skills, while the second year covers how those skills are best applied to the healthcare industry. Healthcare MBA programs take two years of full-time study to complete.
Steadily increasing demand for all healthcare professionals means that your job prospects are good if you complete a master's in healthcare administration or healthcare MBA program. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 16% through 2018 – faster than average compared to all occupations.