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HCA Career Outlook


Average Salary & Openings

$105,991 | overall average salary in Idaho for medical & health services managers in 2021 

333 | number of projected annual statewide openings through 2030

17.5% | projected occupation growth through 2030

Idaho Dept. of Labor

HCA Career Paths


What Our Graduates Say...


"Idaho State's Health Care Administration program showed through its courses that I can make a difference in my community and organization without having direct patient contact. I originally started as a Nursing major but changed my major after speaking with Dr. Tracy Farnsworth about ISU's HCA Program shortly after starting my journey at ISU. I learned that my decisions as an Administrator could not only make a difference in a single patients' life but numerous patients' lives at one time."

-Callie Jo Robbins

Callie Jo Robbins

"The Idaho State University Healthcare Administration program set the foundation for my career - not only for my future positions as an administrator, but also the foundation to obtain certification as a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through the American College of Medical Practice Executives. The program offers a well-rounded educational foundation for success!"

-Tiffany B. Mecham, CMPE, Clinic Administrator, Primary Health Medical Group

Tiffany B. Mecham

"The health care administration program at ISU gave me a comprehensive educational foundation to grow from as an early careerist. I am grateful for the opportunities (beyond required classes) that were available to me in the HCA program including: campus involvement activities, guest speakers, and networking events. "

-Kelsea Nester

Kelsea Nester

"My experience in Idaho State University's Health Care Administration program can be described in one word, opportunity. I had the amazing opportunity to learn from world-class faculty and apply my education through a capstone internship. ISU's HCA program has opened countless doors that lead to a brighter future."

-Matthew Bloxham

Matthew Bloxham

Professional Development

The College of Business is home to the unique Professional Development program designed to prepare students for the career search beginning as early as their freshman year. Our Professional Development team will help students get setup with internships, networking opportunities and resume preparation. Learn more about the program.

John Ney

John Ney

Directory of Professional Development

(208)282-3637 |

Tanya Betty
Tanya Betty

Administrative Assistant

(208)282-2504 |