HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER ***

Total number of jobs: 337,863

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 17.4%

Median annual salary: $93,294

Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

The increasing demand for medical services calls for more people to manage them. Health services managers may oversee the functions of an entire medical practice or facility—as a nursing home administrator, for example—or a specific department, as a clinical manager for, say, surgery or physical therapy. Health information managers work specifically on maintaining patient records and keeping them secure, an especially important task as everyone is shifting to digital.

A bachelor’s in health administration is the ticket to this profession, but a master’s in health services, long-term-care administration or public health is also common among these workers. You may need to be licensed to run certain types of facilities, such as a nursing home, for which all states require licensure, or an assisted-living facility. Check with your state’s department of health for details.

*** Contact SNI abut the Master’s in Health Care Program.  Can work 20-hours while studying.

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