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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


     Rehabilitation Services


Adult Day Care Manager


Director of Health Info. Mgmt.


Nursing Home Director



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