Together for Maine: Our Plan for a Safe Return
UMPI Safe Return

Future Careers

Future Careers

  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Educator / Wellness Coach
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Nongovernmental Agency Director (NGO Director)
  • Community Outreach Coordinator/Specialist
  • Health Promotion Program Coordinator
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Health and Wellness Manager
  • Nursing Home/Home Health Administrator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Reproductive Health Specialist
  • Youth Counselor / Worker
  • Clinical Analyst / Clinical Documentation and Improvement Specialist
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Emergency Preparedness Specialist
  • Medical and/or Health Writer/Journalist
  • Researcher / Research Associate
  • Data Analyst


Stats to consider

  • The fields of Healthcare Administration and Community Health/Health Informatics are growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) identifies healthcare as the fastest-growing job sector of the U.S. economy, with job growth estimates for medical and health service managers increasing 18% from 2018 to 2028. Likewise, the Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development (Strategic Planning Summit, 2019) states that health care (including administrative positions) continues to be one of Maine’s largest employers with anticipated job growth of more than 12% (Labor Insight Jobs, Burning Glass Technologies, 2019).
  • In Maine, 62% of health administration positions require a bachelor’s degree, while 13% require a master’s degree (https://www.onetonline.org).
  • Median salaries range from $62,060 to $69,000 for health information managers and health administration positions, respectively, salaries that are both above the average living wage for our region ($30,701) (Burning Glass, 2020).