The job of a healthcare manager is similar to that of a business manager. However, because they work in health, these professionals bear more responsibility. A healthcare manager is responsible for overseeing a healthcare facility's daily operations, either a hospital, clinic, or private practice. Health care managers may also be called medical and health services managers.
The manager is one of the leaders on the healthcare administration team who oversees the services provided by a specific department or entire facility. In performing the role, the health care manager may coordinate with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to ensure that patient care is at the highest possible level.
A healthcare manager may also find ways to increase the facility's efficiency, schedule work shifts, and maintain facility records.
To become a healthcare manager, you need a bachelor's degree in health management, business administration, or other related areas. You'll also need prior work experience in a healthcare facility.