Health Care Managers

Health care managers, also known as health services managers and health services administrators, direct the operation of hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care organizations. They are responsible for facilities, services, programs, staff, budgets, and relations with other organizations. There are approximately 300,180 health care managers employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Clinical Managers, Health Information Managers, Health Services Administrators, Health Service Managers
Duties Direct the operation of hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care organizations; manage facilities, staff, budgets, services, and programs
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) The five states with the highest number of health care managers are New York, California, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, but opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Health
  • Speech
Experience Several years' experience in health care administration
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Realistic
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Consultant or Professor
  • Health Care Manager
  • Department Head
  • Administrative Assistant/Assistant Department Head

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