Health Services AdministratorPrint
HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATORS set the overall health direction of an organization. They plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare in hospitals, out-patient clinics, drug-abuse treatment centers and various other long-term care facilities. They make sure that health services centers operate efficiently and provide the proper medical care to patients. They are responsible for developing a team of personnel and support services, facilities, and equipment. They make long term institutional plans by assessing the need for more services, and by recommending changes such as opening a home health service.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $89,500 average per year ($43.00 per hour)
- A large occupation (283,000 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.6% per year)
Most HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATORS require a graduate degree in health services, nursing, public, or business administration. Employers look for those with clinical experience and education in business or health services administration. A bachelor's degree is adequate for some entry-level positions, a few top positions in small facilities. Graduates with a bachelor's degree in health services administration may work in a health care center. All states require health services administrators employed in nursing or long-term care homes to be licensed.
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