No matter what career you choose to go into or what degree you choose to study, you should always understand your own reasons for doing what you’re doing. If you don’t, you can soon become jaded with your studies and bored with your job, and you might not have the impetus or desire to continue moving forward. At this point, you can switch your career or field of study and there is no shame in doing this, but it would be better to make the right choice at the very beginning so that you don’t waste time and money figuring out what you want to do.
A degree in healthcare administration is a great option to begin a career and even if you’re not sure what you’re going to do with the rest of your life, there are many reasons why this is a great degree to have. Here are the reasons why:
Although not every decision should be based on the financial implications, this is clearly something you’re going to need to take into account when choosing what you want to do in life. Being paid a lot of money isn’t necessary but being paid fairly is crucial. Plus, it will depend what else you plan on doing as to how much money you’re going to need to be earning, so it does all make a difference in the end.
Having a Master of Healthcare Administration makes a lot of sense when it comes to the financial side of your life and work. With this degree, any job that you take should be paid well – allowing you to be financially independent, pay off any debts and settle down quite happily with enough money to do whatever it is you want to do. Of course, we can’t guarantee that all jobs will pay the same and it will be your choice as to the salary you take. But when you have this particular degree, you will have the luxury of being able to choose what’s right for you, rather than having no choice.
Some degrees are very specific and once you have completed your studies you will really only have one direction to go in, which will be whatever is linked to the degree you undertook.
This is not the case with a master’s in healthcare administration. Despite the name, you don’t have to go to work in the healthcare sector – you will have gained enough skills to work in almost any career you want (barring those that require specialist qualifications such as medicine, law, or teaching, for example). With a masters you have even more choice and you can do whatever suits you. You will have learned so much during your studies that employers will see you as an excellent candidate.
If you do decide to go into a career in healthcare administration itself, you can rest assured that there will be demand and you will have a number of different positions to apply for. You won’t be competing with as many people as you would if there were fewer positions, so it is likely you can find a job that suits you in terms of salary, location and working hours.
It’s a relief to be working in a sector that offers this kind of choice and job security, and not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy this, so make the most of it and choose the job that works best for you; there will always be enough choice.