Job Description - Health Services Manager:
Health services managers plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare. Generalists manage an entire facility, while specialists manage a department.
Employment Facts - Health Services Manager:
Medical and health services managers held about 284,000 jobs in 2008.
Educational Requirements - Health Services Manager:
Generalists should have a Master's degree in health services administration, long-term care administration, health sciences, public health, public administration or business administration
. A bachelor's degree and work experience is sometimes acceptable in smaller facilities in lieu of a master's degree. For clinical department heads sometimes only a degree in the appropriate field and work experience are required.
Other Requirements - Health Services Manager:
Nursing care facility administrators in all states and the District of Columbia must have a bachelor's degree and pass a licensing examination. They must also complete a state-approved training program and take continuing education courses.
Advancement Opportunities - Health Services Manager:
A health services manager may advance by moving into a more responsible and higher paying position or by moving to a job in a larger facility.
Job Outlook - Health Services Manager:
Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.
Earnings - Health Services Manager:
Health services managers earned an annual salary of $81,850 in 2009.
A Day in a Health Services Manager's Life:
A health services manager working in a large facility will have assistant managers who direct activities in clinical areas, including nursing, surgery, therapy, medical records, or health information
A health services manager working in a smaller facility will manage personnel, finance, facility operations, and admissions.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos014.htm (visited November 23, 2010).
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET Online, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://online.onetcenter.org/link/details/11-9111.00 (visited November 23, 2010).
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