The Health Care Industry is one of the three largest industries in the United States based on revenues, total assets or number of employees. Opportunities for employment in health care organizations are abundant in the Las Vegas Valley.

Job opportunities occur in the following types of organizations:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Long-term health maintenance facilities
  • Wellness centers
  • Medical corporations
  • Insurance corporations
  • Public health agencies
  • Mental health agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospice services
  • Coordinated care

Students in the Department of Health Care Administration and Policy gain a broad view of the health care delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease. They develop analytical skills through the curriculum and internships to prepare them for leadership positions in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Health Care Administration and Policy is to educate the future generations of health care administrators; to research and disseminate knowledge about the management, organization, financing, function, and performance of the health care system; to provide a professional degree experience spanning all levels of the health care management professions for students with diverse professional and academic backgrounds; and, to engage and serve people, professionals and their stakeholders in the health care system.


Our vision is to become a recognized leader in health care administration education and research and to help create a new generation of professionals who are committed to improving the performance of our health care system.

Christopher R. Cochran, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Health Care Administration and Policy