College of Law > Academics > MLS Program > Concentrations > Health Care Compliance > Career Options
When seeking employment or promotion, a master’s degree gives you a competitive advantage over those with associates and bachelor’s degrees. Employment in master's-level occupations is projected to grow by almost 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, the fastest of any education level according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Further, more than half of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) 2017 salary survey respondents are Certified Healthcare Compliance (CHC) professionals. Like health care generally, health care compliance is quickly evolving with positions ranging from assistant or specialist to manager and director to vice president and chief compliance officer. For those with an MLS in Health Care Compliance, there may be additional career opportunities in nonprofit, government, and even privately held and publicly traded organizations.
There are not only a wide variety of employment opportunities with differing educational and professional experience requirements, but also differing levels of job responsibilities and potential salaries. According to the HCCA 2017 Salary Survey, average compensation ranged from $70,300 for assistants and specialists to $91,858 for managers to $127,468 for directors. For detailed information by job title, education level and geographic region, please refer to the HCCA 2017 salary survey and visit the HCCA job board to view currently available positions.