Utah: A Healthcare Hotspot

Surrounded by top-ranked hospitals and healthcare systems

In today’s economy, choosing the right community to further your career is more critical than ever.

Utah ranks #1 in the country for economic outlook (Alec-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness) and was named by the Pew Center as the nation’s best-managed state.

In Salt Lake City, business is booming. Utah’s capital city is investing $1 million a day in improvements, and proof of this economic and cultural explosion is evident across the city. A Forbes 2015 survey ranks Utah as the best state for business in the nation. And, a 2010 Kiplinger report on “Best Cities for the Next Decade” calls Salt Lake and the University of Utah “a hotbed of new-business creation.”

MHA students may be interested to know that University of Utah Health Care has ranked among the nation’s top 10 academic health centers for the past five years in a row. Lauded spinoffs in the academic side of the University’s medical programs include the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the genetics work of Nobel laureate Mario Capecchi, and real-world developments in personalized medicine.

The future is especially bright here for those in the healthcare industry, and the University of Utah has developed strong ties with local organizations:

Students reap the benefits of these relationships through guest lecturers, internships, post-graduate fellowships, full-time jobs and future networking opportunities.