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Working As A Laboratory Director

  • 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

  • $66,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Laboratory Director Do

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Duties

Medical and health services managers typically do the following:

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Develop departmental goals and objectives
  • Ensure that the facility in which they work is up to date on and compliant with new laws and regulations
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Create work schedules
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and spending to ensure departments operate within allocated funds
  • Represent the facility at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Keep and organize records of the facility’s services, such as the number of inpatient beds used
  • Communicate with members of the medical staff and department heads

Medical and health services managers work closely with physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other healthcare workers. Others may interact with patients or insurance agents.

Medical and health services managers’ titles depend on the facility or area of expertise in which they work. The following are examples of types of medical and health services managers:

Nursing home administrators manage staff, admissions, finances, and care of the building, as well as care of the residents in nursing homes. All states require licensure for nursing home administrators; licensing requirements vary by state.

Clinical managers oversee a specific department, such as nursing, surgery, or physical therapy, and have responsibilities based on that specialty. Clinical managers set and carry out policies, goals, and procedures for their departments; evaluate the quality of the staff’s work; and develop reports and budgets.

Health information managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They must stay up to date with evolving information technology, current or proposed laws about health information systems, and trends in managing large amounts of complex data. Health information managers must ensure that databases are complete, accurate, and accessible only to authorized personnel. They also may supervise the work of medical records and health information technicians.

Assistant administrators work under the top administrator in larger facilities and often handle daily decisions. Assistants might direct activities in clinical areas, such as nursing, surgery, therapy, medical records, or health information. They also handle administrative tasks, such as ensuring that their department has the necessary supplies and that equipment is operational and up to date.

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How To Become A Laboratory Director

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.

Education

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.

Advancement

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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Average Length of Employment
Laboratory Chief 4.2 years
Laboratory Manager 3.8 years
Top Careers Before Laboratory Director
Supervisor 4.8%
Instructor 4.4%
Fellow 3.4%
Internship 3.0%
Chemist 2.9%
Director 2.9%
Manager 2.8%
Top Careers After Laboratory Director
Director 8.6%
Consultant 8.1%
Manager 4.0%
President 3.7%
Instructor 3.7%
Scientist 3.2%
Supervisor 2.9%

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Laboratory Director Demographics

Gender

Male

53.4%

Female

42.6%

Unknown

4.0%
Ethnicity

White

60.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

10.0%

Unknown

5.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.5%

German

11.3%

Chinese

8.1%

French

8.1%

Italian

8.1%

Portuguese

4.8%

Arabic

4.8%

Turkish

3.2%

Filipino

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Russian

1.6%

Polish

1.6%

Korean

1.6%
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Laboratory Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.6%

Texas A&M University

5.7%

Johns Hopkins University

5.7%

Michigan State University

5.0%

University of Washington

5.0%

University of Kentucky

5.0%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

5.0%

Arizona State University

4.4%

Georgia State University

4.4%

University of Southern California

4.4%

University of Florida

4.4%

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

4.4%

University of North Texas

3.8%

University of Utah

3.8%

Florida State University

3.8%

University of Kansas

3.8%

University of West Florida

3.8%

Indiana University Bloomington

3.8%

University of Alabama

3.1%

University of Saint Francis

3.1%
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Majors

Business

13.7%

Chemistry

12.6%

Medical Technician

10.8%

Biology

9.5%

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science

6.2%

Microbiology

4.7%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

4.7%

Health Care Administration

4.3%

Nursing

4.1%

Physiology And Anatomy

3.9%

Management

3.8%

Medicine

3.6%

Public Health

3.2%

Education

3.2%

Anthropology

2.8%

Environmental Science

2.0%

Psychology

1.8%

Computer Science

1.7%

Geology

1.7%

Clinical Psychology

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

32.0%

Bachelors

28.1%

Doctorate

17.6%

Other

15.2%

Certificate

3.6%

Associate

3.1%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.1%
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Real Laboratory Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director, Angiographic & ECG Core Labs Cardiovascular Research Foundation New York, NY Jan 11, 2015 $267,800
Head of Bioinformatics and Laboratory Director Signal Genetics LLC New York, NY Jun 17, 2013 $250,000
Associate Laboratory Director Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Jan 29, 2014 $221,492
Laboratory Director of The Embryology and Andrology LAB. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic Lebanon, NH Apr 26, 2016 $206,000
Deputy Associate Laboratory Director Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Apr 18, 2011 $200,004
Director of Laboratories Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, P.C. New York, NY Aug 12, 2016 $200,000
Laboratory Director Concentric Advisors Texas, LLC Lubbock, TX Jan 10, 2016 $200,000
Laboratory Director Premier Medical, Inc. Fountain Inn, SC May 01, 2015 $190,000
Laboratory Director-Clinical Molecular Geneticist Preventiongenetics, LLC Marshfield, WI Sep 16, 2016 $166,000
Director Media Lab Say Media, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 28, 2012 $156,354 -
$181,522
Director of Laboratory Methodist Health System Dallas, TX Jun 20, 2013 $150,222
Director, Annalect Labs Omnicom Media Group Holdings, Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2015 $117,000 -
$130,000
Director of Laboratory Methodist Health System Dallas, TX Aug 29, 2011 $115,378
Lab Director Montana Children's Home & Hospital, Inc. Helena, MT Sep 04, 2012 $110,490
Lab Director Montana Children's Hospital Helena, MT Sep 05, 2015 $110,490
Director, Standards and Calibration Laboratory Phenix Technologies, Inc. Accident, MD Sep 20, 2013 $105,000 -
$115,000
Chemical Laboratory Director Premier Foam Inc. Newnan, GA Oct 01, 2011 $100,000
Chemical Laboratory Director Premier Foam Inc. Newnan, GA Sep 30, 2014 $100,000
Cord Blood Laboratory Director Americord Registry LLC New York, NY Sep 08, 2014 $100,000
Laboratory Director Aemtek, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 08, 2015 $81,000
Director of Research, VM Labs Videomininig Corporation State College, PA Sep 06, 2014 $81,000
Associate Laboratory Director Millennium Health LLC San Diego, CA Dec 16, 2014 $80,683 -
$165,000
Associate Laboratory Director Millennium Health LLC San Diego, CA Nov 04, 2014 $80,683 -
$165,000
Clinical Laboratory Director Florida Department of Health Jacksonville, FL Feb 01, 2013 $80,000
Laboratory Director and Staff Scientist (Biochemis Tessarae, LLC Potomac Mills, VA Oct 08, 2011 $80,000 -
$100,000
Laboratory Director and Staff Scientist (Biochemis Tessarae LLC Sterling, VA Oct 08, 2011 $80,000 -
$100,000
Laboratory Director and Staff Scientist (Biochemis Tessarae, LLC Sterling, VA Oct 08, 2011 $80,000 -
$100,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Laboratory Director

Average Yearly Salary
$66,000
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$40,000
Min 10%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Mastercard
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
4.3 years
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The national average salary for a Laboratory Director in the United States is $66,746 per year or $32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $40,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000.

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Top Skills for A Laboratory Director

  1. Clinical Laboratory
  2. Lab Equipment
  3. Laboratory Procedures
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  • Developed/Planned organizational and specific departmental objectives for Clinical Laboratory.
  • Monitored and assisted students with lab equipment and ensured personnel wore protective equipment.
  • Generated more than $10,000 in annual revenue by discovering additional Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements for laboratory procedures.
  • Provide technical and regulatory consultation and ensure compliance with relevant state, federal and accreditation standards.
  • Obtained technical EPA chemistry protocol certifications, technical writing of consulting lab reports.

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Top 10 Best States for Laboratory Directors

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New York
  3. Nevada
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Texas
  6. Rhode Island
  7. New Mexico
  8. California
  9. Delaware
  10. North Dakota
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