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Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation Education

Career Outlook

As simulation becomes ubiquitous across healthcare education, there’s faster-than-average demand for skilled healthcare simulation leaders and simulation-based educators across the market:

  • In-Demand Skills: According to Lightcast, a labor market analytics company, from 2018 to 2022, demand for skills in medical or healthcare simulation increased by 214% in the United States — and by 467% in Washington state.

  • Market Value: According to Allied Market Research, the projected value of the medical simulation market is expected to reach $6.68 billion by 2030.

Job Roles

Industry employers — including academic research centers and simulation training programs — are looking to hire knowledgeable practitioners who have formal training in the science of simulation and its delivery. Some of these roles include:

Clinical Roles (Healthcare Professionals)

  • Clinical educator
  • Residency program director
  • Simulation educator
  • Simulation program medical or clinical director
  • Patient safety quality lead

Non-Clinical Roles

  • Healthcare simulationist
  • Healthcare simulation specialist
  • Healthcare operations specialist 
  • Simulation educator 
  • Instructional designer
  • Educational operations manager
  • Educational program director
  • Standardized patient program director
  • Healthcare simulation development engineer 
  • Healthcare simulation technician 
  • Medical simulationist 

Career Insights

Read insights from our program's simulation experts and research mentors about how the UW Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation Education can help you prepare to be a practitioner, researcher or leader in this innovative field that combines engineering, tech, medical science, art, theater, psychology, human factors, and more.

More Information

Visit the Society for Simulation in Healthcare to learn more about simulation science and simulation-based learning in healthcare.