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Health Care Administration

Health Care Administrators, Health Care Administration Degrees, Health Care Administration Schools

 

The term Health Care Administrator can refer to Health Care Executives who manage some aspect of the Business of Health Care.  These individuals plan, direct, and supervise the delivery of health care.  It can also refer to Medical Services Managers who run a specific clinic or department, or to Health Services Managers who manage or help manage an entire facility or system.

 

Health Care Administrators may oversee Outpatient Clinics, Hospitals or other medical care facilities. In smaller facilities, this may involve multiple functions.  For example, many Nursing Home Administrators manage personnel, finances, facility operations, and admissions and also have a larger role in resident care. 

 

Medical and Health Services Managers often are responsible for millions of dollars’ worth of facilities and equipment and hundreds of employees.  They also are responsible for Management of Medical Records.  They must understand finance and information systems and be able to interpret data.  Health Care Facilities are known to grow stale - motivating others to implement decisions requires strong leadership abilities.

 

Degrees for Careers in Health Administration

 

  • Bachelors/Masters in Health Administration
  • Bachelors/Masters in Public Health
  • Masters in Public Administration
  • Bachelors in Health Information Management
  • Bachelors in Business/Health Administration

 

Median Salaries for Health Care Professionals

 

Clinic Managers

 

     Physical Therapy

$81,100

     Rehabilitation Services

$94,400

Adult Day Care Manager

$70,791

Director of Health Info. Mgmt.

$89,842

Nursing Home Director

$60,337

 

Information from U.S. Department of Labor and Salary.com

 

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