Medical and Health Services ManagersMedical and Health Services Managers plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare. This occupation includes specialists and generalists.
Specialists are in charge of specific clinical departments or services, while generalists manage or help to manage an entire facility or system.
- Completion of a master's degree in health services administration.
- Completion of a bachelor's degree combined with extensive work experience in related medical or health occupations may be accepted by some employers instead of a master's degree.
- Knowledge of management principles and practices.
- Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Medical and Health Services Managers Median hourly wage: $39.52
- Average annual wage: $87,931 Source: Occupational Employment Survey of Employers 2005 by EDD/LMID.
- Estimated number of Medical and Health Services Managers in 2000: 17,100
- Estimated number of Medical and Health Services Managers in 2010: 21,900
- Estimated annual job openings: 810
Possible Career Paths for Medical and Health Services Managers include becoming a:
- Assistant Department Head
- Associate Department Administrator
- Department Administrator