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Career Profile: Medical and Health Services Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 429,800 people employed as medical and health services managers in the United States. The median annual salary is $104,300. Entry level employees earn approximately $59,980 per year and senior employees earn approximately $195,630 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data, such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel.
  • Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring, and training of personnel.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for the facility or medical unit.
  • Conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Maintain awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes, and financing options.
  • Plan, implement, and administer programs and services in a health care or medical facility, including personnel administration, training, and coordination of medical, nursing and physical plant staff.
  • Prepare activity reports to inform management of the status and implementation plans of programs, services, and quality initiatives.
  • Establish work schedules and assignments for staff, according to workload, space, and equipment availability.
  • Maintain communication between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads by attending board meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.
  • Establish objectives and evaluative or operational criteria for units managed.
  • Review and analyze facility activities and data to aid planning and cash and risk management and to improve service utilization.
  • Manage change in integrated health care delivery systems, such as work restructuring, technological innovations, and shifts in the focus of care.
  • Develop instructional materials and conduct in-service and community-based educational programs.
  • Monitor the use of diagnostic services, inpatient beds, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment, and services.
  • Inspect facilities and recommend building or equipment modifications to ensure emergency readiness and compliance to access, safety, and sanitation regulations.
  • Develop or expand and implement medical programs or health services that promote research, rehabilitation, and community health.
  • Consult with medical, business, and community groups to discuss service problems, respond to community needs, enhance public relations, coordinate activities and plans, and promote health programs.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
429,800
Annual Openings:
51,800
Increase in Openings by 2030:
33%
Annual Salary Range:
$59,980 - $195,630
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree