Health administrators/managers plan,
direct and coordinate delivery of health care services in the variety of
settings, such as hospitals, physician practices, insurance companies,
long-term care facilities, adult day care, medical equipment companies, home health
care agencies, and similar organizations.
They can manage the entire facility, a specific department, or an area
of service within specific department or work as consultants.
What they do:
Duties of healthcare administrators
may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering
- Keep up to date on new laws and regulations so the
facility complies with them
- Prepare materials and follow due-diligence processes
for physicians recruitment and privileges granting
- Hire, supervise, and fire other personnel
- Manage finances and supervise utilization and
procurement management efforts
- Represent the facility at investor meetings or on
- Communicate with members of the medical staff and
- Develop and implement marketing and outreach strategies
- Research and create development and improvement
How much they get paid:
In 2017, the median pay was $84,270 per
year, the lowest pay was $35,840 per year, and the highest pay with Master
degree was $144,880.
Number of jobs in 2018: 323,000
Job Outlook for 2015-2020: 22% faster than average
Projected employment growth for 2015-2020: 68,000 jobs.
Source: United States Department of
Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm