To date, we’ve asked 63 current and past healthcare management students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it above average.

No matter the degree, there are some common factors that predict satisfaction.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a healthcare management degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a healthcare management degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are healthcare management students compared to other degrees?

Overall, healthcare management students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.5 out of 5. This is high compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, healthcare management students rate their happiness similarly to students in Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Clinical, Counseling, and Applied Psychology and Statistics.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to healthcare management

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Sociology$53,621
Public Policy$91,495
Clinical, Counseling, and Applied Psychology$51,109
Healthcare Management$57,497
Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies$63,017
Statistics$79,235
Mathematics and Statistics$82,132
Natural Resource Conservation and Related Studies$57,075
Public Relations$62,793

Let's break that down further.

Are healthcare management students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
4.0 out of 5 stars
63 ratings
5 stars
35%
4 stars
38%
3 stars
22%
2 stars
0%
1 stars
5%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.9 out of 5 stars
63 ratings
5 stars
35%
4 stars
29%
3 stars
30%
2 stars
5%
1 stars
2%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in healthcare management experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did healthcare management graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what healthcare management grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.6 out of 5 stars
60 ratings
5 stars
30%
4 stars
30%
3 stars
23%
2 stars
5%
1 stars
12%

We can see there’s a cluster of positive responses, which might indicate a strong or growing job market.

Were healthcare management students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.5 out of 5 stars
63 ratings
5 stars
27%
4 stars
21%
3 stars
32%
2 stars
16%
1 stars
5%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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