Behind every great hospital and medical facility, healthcare managers keep things running smoothly. A heatlthcare or clinical management position is unique as it invloves both medical and administrative aspects of a healthcare facility. Clinical managers oversee multiple areas from quality of patient care to budgeting. If you want to combine business skills with a desire to work in healthcare, you may find a role as a clinical manager satisfying.
As a clinical manager, you'll manage and supervise the day-to-day activities of a healthcare facility. Handling both medical and administrative aspects, you may recruit or train your staff, as well as develop clinical policies and procedures. Generally, you'll spend your time in a fast-paced office environment but may also travel to satellite offices or other locations to see patients.
To become a clinical manager, you'll need a bachelor's degree in medical or healthcare administration. A master's degree in a relevant field and experience working in a hospital or medical facility will improve your chances of being hired. To be successful, you must have strong leadership and motivational skills and an ability to stay on top of the latest technologies and advances to implement them at your worksite. Clinical managers have an average yearli income of $77,000, while enjoying job security and the emotional rewards of making a difference in people's lives.