Healthcare is a business and, like every business, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly. Medical and health services managers, also referred to as healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare. These workers are either specialists in charge of a specific clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or system.
Healthcare executives plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare. They are either specialists in charge of a specific clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or system. Healthcare administrators may hold positions that include clinic manager, health planner, foundation director, hospice director, managed care plan manager or nursing home administrator, among many others.
Employment of health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent through 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify. Managers will need to improve quality and efficiency of healthcare, while controlling costs and overseeing computerization of patient records to ensure their security as required by law.
Industries that employ the largest numbers of health services managers include general medical and surgical hospitals, outpatient care centers, offices of physicians, home health care services and nursing care facilities.
*The above information is pulled
directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor. For more information, please visit the BLS website.
Samantha Kundinger, Health Services Administration Major