Career Details

Medical and Health Services Manager (Healthcare Administrator)

Career Overview

Medical and Health Services Managers manage medical facilities, departments, or practices for groups of physicians. They keep up with changes in legislation and make sure their facilities conform to all regulations.

Education

A four-year bachelor's degree in health administration, public health administration, nursing, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable and may be necessary to obtain positions in some organizations.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$37,000 /yr
$75,000 /yr
$100,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Health
  • Science - as much as possible, including psychology!
  • Foreign Languages
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Typically, medical and health services managers are employed by hospitals, residential and nursing facilities, and doctors' offices. Evening and weekend work may be required in these positions.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada