Log In

Log In to Save

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Become A Medical Director

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Medical 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

  • $111,187

    Average Salary

What Does A Medical Director Do

A Medical Director monitors and improves the level of care provided by a medical organization. They plan and direct all aspects of the organization's medical policies and programs.

How To Become A Medical 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.

Show More

Show Less

45 Medical Director jobs

Anthem
Ashburn, VA
Medical Director Orthopedic Surgery - AIM Chicago - 139093

$111,187 Estimated

Anthem
Ashburn, VA
Product Capabilities Director (Product Management Dir Sr) - AIM Chicago - PS2605

$120,838 Estimated

Anthem
Ashburn, VA
Director & Actuary III-PS4815

$100,398 Estimated

Healthy Kids Pediatric Center
Ashburn, VA
Pediatric Medical Assistant

$30,152 Estimated

Mommy Jobs Online
Ashburn, VA
Medical Coder Specialties

$47,580 Estimated

Erickson Living
Ashburn, VA
Certified Medical Assistant - Part Time

$30,152 Estimated

Erickson Living
Ashburn, VA
Certified Medical Assistant - Part Time

$30,152 Estimated

Anthem
Ashburn, VA
Health Services Director Minnesota ElderCare

$101,804 Estimated

Anthem
Ashburn, VA
Health Services Director (Vendor Management) - Remote - PS4920

$101,804 Estimated

Anthem
Ashburn, VA
National Account Clinical Account Director (Remote) - PS6633

$97,987 Estimated

Sunbelt Staffing
Ashburn, VA
MLT / MT Lab Tech in Ashburn, VA

$56,997 Estimated

Erickson Living
Ashburn, VA
Security Officer / EMT - Weekend Night Shift

$33,412 Estimated

U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
Ashburn, VA
NOW HIRING!!! MEDICAL CENTER SECURITY OFFICER

$24,960 Estimated

Anthem
Ashburn, VA
Nurse Medical Mgmt I or II - Remote (Near an Anthem office) - PS5526

$48,390 Estimated

Anthem, Inc.
Rockville, MD
Radiology Medical Director National - AIM - PS5999

$107,592 Estimated

Anthem, Inc.
Bethesda, MD
Medical Director Orthopedic Surgery - AIM Chicago - 139093

$107,592 Estimated

Anthem
Alexandria, VA
Medical Director Orthopedic Surgery - AIM Chicago - 139093

$111,187 Estimated

Mednax
Rockville, MD
Neonatologist Medical Director Rockville - MEDNAX

$107,592 Estimated

Correct Care Solutions
Alexandria, VA
Medical Director

$111,187 Estimated

Mednax
Alexandria, VA
Neonatologist - Medical Director - Alexandria

$111,187 Estimated

Add To My Jobs

Real Medical Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff Medical Oncologist, DIR. of Gastrointestinal Oncology West Michigan Cancer Center Kalamazoo, MI Jan 08, 2016 $585,000
Psychiatry Medical Director Dubois Regional Medical Center DuBois, PA Mar 11, 2016 $537,000
Medical Director of The Antibiotic Stewardship Committee The Healthcare Authority for Baptist Health An Affiliate of UAB Health Montgomery, AL Apr 13, 2015 $521,750
Psychiatrist/Medical Director Insight Guidance Group Lafayette, LA Aug 07, 2016 $521,750
Medical Director, Thoracic Surgery Winchester Medical Center Winchester, VA Jan 15, 2016 $503,500
Medical Director of Interventional Pulmonology Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, MI Oct 17, 2016 $450,000
Medical Director Breast Imaging Radiology Ltd. PLC Tucson, AZ Sep 18, 2016 $450,000
Medical Director-Pulmonary/Critical Care Specialty North Platte, Nebraska Hospital Corporation North Platte, NE Feb 01, 2015 $435,000
Assistant Medical Director New England Inpatient Specialists, LLC Gardner, MA Mar 08, 2016 $417,400
Medical Director UHS of Dover, LLC Dover, DE Jan 10, 2016 $417,400
Show More

Top Skills for A Medical Director

ProceduresClinicalTrialsMedicalOversightPatientSafetyDirectPatientCareDiseaseEmergencyRegulatoryCompliancePublicHealthPolicyPrimaryCareMedicalStaffMedicalCareQualityImprovementPharmacyMedicalGroupSurgeryMentalHealthMedicaidUrgentCare

Show More

Top Medical Director Skills

  1. Procedures
  2. Clinical Trials
  3. Medical Oversight
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Review, revision and creating policies and procedures for unit.
  • Recruited Investigators, conducted Investigator meetings, monitored the clinical trials and prepared written reports for internal and external communication.
  • Provide medical oversight for Emergency Medical Services in the territory.
  • Provide leadership for patient excellence, patient safety and quality initiatives.
  • Served in direct patient care as well as administrative duties incumbent on the Medical Director of a relatively new unit.

Top Medical Director Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Medical Director

  1. Private Practice
  2. Hodges Family Restaurant
  3. Concentra
  4. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  5. Hospitalist Service at The Great Falls Clinic In Great Falls
  6. Doctor's Express Urgent Care
  7. Evergreens-Nursing Home Facility
  8. Marianas Cable Vision
  9. Wellpoint
  10. Aids Healthcare Foundation
What type of job are your looking for?
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Medical Director Videos

Day In The Life Of A Medical Resident

Sidebar with Medical Director 3

10 Things Every Pre-Med Should Know About Becoming a Doctor