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When seeking employment or promotion, a master’s degree gives you a competitive advantage over those with associates and bachelor’s degrees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “occupations that typically require a master’s degree for entry are projected to grow the fastest, 18.4 percent, from 2012 to 2022,” and according to the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) 2015 Salary Survey, more than half of responding compliance directors had an advanced degree.
Like health care generally, health care compliance is a fast-growing field with positions ranging from assistant or specialist, to manager and director, to vice president and chief compliance officer. There are a great variety of employment opportunities with differing educational and professional experience requirements, as well as differing levels of job responsibilities and potential salaries.
For those with an MJ in Health Care Compliance, potential career opportunities (some of which may be dependent on undergraduate major and professional work experience), might include, among others:
Visit the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) job board to view currently available positions.
According to the HCCA 2015 Salary Survey, average compensation ranged from $67,332 for assistants and specialists to $86,732 for managers to $120,941 for directors. For detailed information by job title, education level and geographic region, please refer to the HCCA survey. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale are additional sources of career and salary information.