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M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration Career Outlook

The M.S.N., H.S.A. degree prepares you for employment in administrative to executive roles in health care that can range from middle-management positions to roles featuring salaries in excess of $172,240.1

In a health care reform environment focused on finance, nursing plays a vital role as the largest service in any hospital. As a result, leaders in nursing administration are integral to institutional success in terms of patients’ discharge, long-term care, and the avoidance of sentinel events.

Career Opportunities in Health Systems Administration Are Growing Rapidly

Growth within the healthcare administration occupation overall is forecasted to grow by 23 percent through 2020, well above the national average of 10.8 percent.2 And while the number of graduates of M.S.N. programs increased by 12% per year on average between 2010 and 2014, the growth in online programs in adult health nursing have remained relatively flat.1 Only 8 percent1 of programs are online, making Seton Hall’s program an excellent option for students who wish to combine a real-world, career-oriented education from a highly respected program with the flexibility of online learning.

Your M.S.N., H.S.A. will prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Managed care organizations
  • Health insurance plans
  • Non-healthcare-related industries

Job titles may include:

  • Clinical Nurse Director
  • Chief Nurse
  • Vice President of Case Management
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Vice President, Patient Care Services

An online M.S.N., H.S.A. from Seton Hall University provides the immersive experiences and quality education you need to cost-effectively lead the provision of quality care to make a difference for patients. Contact an Online Admissions Counselor at (844) 823-1198 to learn more or Request More Information.

Seton Hall University is able to offer these online programs to select states in the U.S., but is still awaiting full approval from other states. Please consult the State Authorizations page to determine if you are located in a state in which Seton Hall University can confer an online degree or call us at (844) 823-1198 for any questions.

1 Statistic taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, available at

2 Statistics taken from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).