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Become A Career Manager

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Working As A Career Manager

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $61,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Career Manager Do

A Career Manager supervises and guides a group of people in their careers. They are responsible for planning and directing the operations of a division, department, or business.

How To Become A Career Manager

Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Educational requirements vary by facility.


Medical and health services managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. However, master’s degrees are common and sometimes preferred by employers. Graduate programs often last between 2 and 3 years and may include up to 1 year of supervised administrative experience in a hospital or healthcare consulting setting.

Prospective medical and health services managers typically have a degree in health administration, health management, nursing, public health administration, or business administration. Degrees that focus on both management and healthcare combine business-related courses with courses in medical terminology, hospital organization, and health information systems. For example, a degree in health administration or health information management often includes courses in health services management, accounting and budgeting, human resources administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many employers require prospective medical and health services managers to have some work experience in either an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other healthcare facility. For example, nursing home administrators usually have years of experience working as a registered nurse.

Others may begin their careers as medical records and health information technicians, administrative assistants, or financial clerks within a healthcare office.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Medical and health services managers must understand and follow current regulations and adapt to new laws.

Communication skills. These managers must effectively communicate policies and procedures with other health professionals and ensure their staff’s compliance with new laws and regulations.

Detail oriented. Medical and health services managers must pay attention to detail. They might be required to organize and maintain scheduling and billing information for very large facilities, such as hospitals.

Interpersonal skills. Medical and health services managers discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives.

Leadership skills. These managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems. They must hire, train, motivate, and lead staff.

Technical skills. Medical and health services managers must stay up to date with advances in healthcare technology and data analytics. For example, they may need to use coding and classification software and electronic health record (EHR) systems as their facility adopts these technologies.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; requirements vary by state. In most states, these administrators must have a bachelor’s degree, complete a state-approved training program, and pass a national licensing exam. Some states also require applicants to pass a state-specific exam; others may require applicants to have previous work experience in a healthcare facility. Some states also require licensure for administrators in assisted-living facilities. For information on specific state-by-state licensure requirements, visit the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.

A license is typically not required in other areas of medical and health services management. However, some positions may require applicants to have a registered nurse or social worker license.

Although certification is not required, some managers choose to become certified. Certification is available in many areas of practice. For example, the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management offers certification in medical management, the American Health Information Management Association offers health information management certification, and the American College of Health Care Administrators offers the Certified Nursing Home Administrator and Certified Assisted Living Administrator distinctions.


Medical and health services managers advance by moving into higher paying positions with more responsibility. Some health information managers, for example, can advance to become responsible for the entire hospital’s information systems. Other managers may advance to top executive positions within the organization.

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Career Manager Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Cantonese

  • Hindi

  • Portuguese

  • Filipino

  • Tagalog

  • Urdu

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Dutch

  • Korean

  • Georgian

  • Thai

  • Dakota

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Real Career Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Product Care Manager-Fabric Care Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Charlotte, NC Sep 11, 2015 $133,900
Senior Care Manager Kosher Caregivers, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Jan 15, 2016 $102,513
Care Manager Centers Plan for Healthy Living, LLC New York, NY Aug 16, 2016 $85,984
Care Manager Centers Plan for Healthy Living, LLC New York, NY Aug 16, 2016 $83,000
Care Manager Centers Plan for Healthy Living, LLC New York, NY Jun 09, 2016 $82,562
Internal Care Manager Transitioncare Medical Group, LLC San Antonio, TX Sep 10, 2014 $75,000
Nursing Care Manager Palo Alto Commons Management Company, LLC Palo Alto, CA Oct 01, 2011 $74,610
Nursing Care Manager Americare New York, NY Sep 01, 2011 $72,000
Subacute Care Manager New Annapolis Nursing, LLC Annapolis, MD Jun 14, 2015 $71,136
Rehabilitation Care Manager Town and Country Manor of The Christian and Missio Santa Ana, CA Sep 07, 2012 $62,631
Resident Care Manager Garden Grove Medical Investors, Ltd. Garden Grove, CA Oct 01, 2011 $62,631
Nursing Administrator Wound Care Manager Forest City Rehad and Nursing Center, LLC Rockford, IL Aug 12, 2014 $62,233
Nursing Administrator Wound Care Manager Fairview Nursing Plaza Rockford, IL Sep 15, 2013 $62,233
Unit Care Manager Eldorado Care Center, LLC. El Cajon, CA Jan 28, 2011 $61,027
Quality Care Manager Josdan Home Health Care Inc. Lincolnwood, IL May 15, 2012 $60,341
Quality Care Manager BM of Chicago Ridge LLC Chicago Ridge, IL Oct 01, 2011 $59,696
Business Care Manager Saturn Wireless LLC Jersey City, NJ Aug 24, 2010 $59,000
Business Care Manager Saturn Wireless LLC Jersey City, NJ Sep 02, 2010 $59,000
Nutrition Care Manager Compass Group USA Inc. Irvine, CA Apr 01, 2011 $57,000
Manager, Career Pathways Initiative National Council of La Raza IL Apr 16, 2010 $55,000
Palliative Care Manager Ultimate Care, Inc. Okeechobee, FL Dec 01, 2009 $48,001
Palliative Care Manager Okeechobee Health Care Facility Okeechobee, FL Sep 01, 2009 $48,001
Care Manager-Social and Human Service Wellspring Safety Net Systems, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2009 $46,800
Care Manager--Social and Human Services Wellspring Safety Net Systems, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2009 $46,800

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Top Skills for A Career Manager


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Top Career Manager Skills

  1. Care Plans
  2. Mental Health
  3. Health Care Providers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Coordinated and managed provision of patient services; included developing and implementing comprehensive care plans in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Provide case management services to families with children who have behavior, legal, special needs and other mental health challenges.
  • Make clinical recommendations to physicians, other health care providers, insurance companies, patients, or health care organizations.
  • Managed patients care via telephone for disease management program.
  • Coordinated care with primary care physicians in order to ensure overall quality patient care was achieved.

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