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Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and Health Services Managers
Quick Facts : Medical and Health Services Managers*
2010 Median Pay$84,270
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012303,000
Job Outlook22% (Faster than average)
Employment Change68,000


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.

What Medical and Health Services Managers Do

  • 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
  • Represent the facility at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Communicate with members of the medical staff and department heads

Work Environment

Most medical and health services managers work in office settings in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, and group medical practices.
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Job Outlook

Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020.
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Pay

The average salary of medical and health services managers was $84,270 in May 2010.
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Medical and Health Services Managers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Medical and Health Services Managers

84270

Healthcare Occupations

58203.2

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Medical and Health Services Managers*
Percent Change in Employment

Medical and Health Services Managers

22.4422

Healthcare Occupations

25.417691284418105

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers typically need at least a bachelor's degree to enter the occupation. However, master's degrees in health services, long-term care administration, public health, public administration, or business administration also are common.
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