Health Care

As a student in the MLS program, you can select the health care concentration to develop the specialized knowledge you need to remain compliant while improving patient care. Professionals who pursue this concentration may go on to work as health care administrators, health compliance auditors, or patient advocates helping with disability or civil rights law.

Careers in health care you can pursue with a Master of Legal Studies degree include:

Health Care Compliance Officer

The job of a health care compliance officer is to make sure a business is in full compliance with health care laws. Through the MLS program, you will learn about the laws that affect health care delivery and financing in the United States, as well as the development and maintenance of an effective health care compliance program.

Patient Advocate

For professionals who work in or would like to transition into patient advocacy, an MLS provides a solid understanding of the legal rights of patients, helping them to better negotiate and advocate on their patients’ behalf.

Health Care Administrator

Health care administrators are responsible for the management and oversight of health care organizations, including hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Our MLS program provides a deep understanding of complex health care laws at the state and federal levels, as well as the skills needed to implement effective health care compliance programs.

Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal nurse consultants assist in medical malpractice cases, insurance fraud cases, personal injury cases, and more. An MLS gives you the legal knowledge and skills needed to better support patients and doctors involved in legal matters.

MLS courses relevant to jobs in the health care field

Prepare for the Next Phase of Your Career

Learn more about how an MLS can help you advance in your career in the health care field. Explore the online Master of Legal Studies program at American University Washington College of Law today.