Careers

What Can You Do with a Public Administration and Health Management Degree?

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in government or healthcare, you’re in the right place! The possible careers with a public administration and health management degree from Indiana University Kokomo are many and vast. Whether you want to work for non-profit organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, school districts, social services and community organizations, and more, your degree from the Department of Public Administration and Health Management will take you wherever you'd like to go!

Graduates of this program have gone on to work as:

  • Account managers
  • City managers
  • Client managers
  • Community development
  • Compliance auditors
  • County government officials
  • Directors of economic development
  • Federal government administrators
  • Federal environmental specialists
  • Financial officers
  • Human resources specialists
  • Management Analysts
  • Policy analysts
  • Private consultants
  • State government administrators
  • Strategic planners
  • Grant writers
  • Hospital administrators
  • Hospital chief operations officers
  • And more!

Graduates from the Department of Public Administration and Health Management are also well-prepared to go on and continue their studies. Whether you go on to law school or another graduate program, this program prepares you well. You can continue your studies at your alma mater by enrolling in our Master of Public Management program!

You always want to think about your future after graduation during your time as a student and it’s never too early to start preparing. Employers are looking for more than just a degree and a solid GPA; they want to see hands-on experience as proof that you can do a great job right out of the gate. With the combination of your degree, internship experiences, your participation in student groups, and even work experience you may attain, you’ll stand out and grab your future employer’s attention when you submit your application for your dream job.

Sound perfect for you?

If this sounds like the route you want to take, we can’t wait to meet you! Reach out to someone in our department for more information on the Department of Public Administration and Health Management or go ahead and dive right in and apply. If you have more questions about how to better prepare for life after graduation, get in touch with the Career and Accessibility Center. Whether it’s resume critiques, internship help, or mock interviews, they have tools and techniques to help you get ready from day one!