Health Care Administrator

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Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. As healthcare changes, medical and health services managers must be able to adapt to changes in laws, regulations, and technology.

Medical and health services managers typically do the following:

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Keep up to date on new laws and regulations so the facility complies with them
  • Supervise assistant administrators in facilities that are large enough to need them
  • Manage finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Create work schedules
  • Represent the facility at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Keep and organize records of the facility’s services, such as the number of inpatient beds used
  • Communicate with members of the medical staff and department heads

In group medical practices, managers work closely with physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, and other healthcare employees.

Career Outlook: 
Career Outlook data is specific to New Hampshire State.
Number of Jobs 2010: 
1,301
Number of Projected Jobs 2020: 
1,547
Jobs Percentage Change: 
18.9%
Total Annual Openings: 
57
Growth Outlook: 
Very Favorable
June 2013 Entry Level Wage: 
$31.01
June 2013 Mean Wage: 
$46.76
June 2013 Experienced Wage: 
$54.63
Salary Range: 
$80,000+
Education Requirements: 
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Time to Complete: 
4 years

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2 years

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4 years

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Partial
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Time to Complete: 
4 years

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Full
Time to Complete: 
2 years

Education Levels:

Online Options: 
Full
Time to Complete: 
2 years

Education Levels:

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Partial
Time to Complete: 
4 years

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Full
Time to Complete: 
2 years

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License and Certification Requirements: 
Coding Certification Required: 
No
Coding License Required: 
No
Certification(s) Required: 
No
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Types of Work:

Workplace Environment: 
Long-Term Care Facility
Private Medical Practice or Private Company
Types of Interaction: 
Integrated Team Member