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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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University of Phoenix16.3%
University of Alabama5.0%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences5.0%
University of Texas at Arlington5.0%
State University of New York Buffalo5.0%
University of Iowa5.0%
University of Florida5.0%
Wayne State University3.8%
Ferris State University3.8%
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis3.8%
University of Southern California3.8%
University of Southern Mississippi3.8%
Northern Arizona University3.8%
University of Nebraska at Omaha3.8%
University of Kentucky3.8%
Chamberlain College of Nursing3.8%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Pain Management Physician||The Physician Network||Kearney, NE||Jul 01, 2013||$460,000|
|Pain Management Physician||The Physician Network||Grand Island, NE||Jul 01, 2013||$460,000|
|Pain Management Physician||The Physician Network||Grand Island, NE||Jul 08, 2013||$460,000|
|Anesthesiology and Pain Management Physician||The Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital, Inc.||Sault Ste Marie, MI||Jan 07, 2016||$450,000|
|Pain Management Physician||The Physician Network||Kearney, NE||Jul 01, 2013||$450,000|
|Pain Management Physician||The Physician Network||Grand Island, NE||Jul 01, 2013||$450,000|
|Pain Management Physician||The Physician Network||Grand Island, NE||Jul 08, 2013||$450,000|
|Pain Management Physician||Millennium Pain Center, LLC||Decatur, IL||Jan 07, 2016||$450,000|
|Physician-Pain Management||MVP Anesthesia Associates, P.C.||Norwood, MA||Oct 20, 2013||$438,270|
|Chronic Pain Management Physician/Anesthesiologist||Associated Anesthesiologists of Joliet, S.C.||Joliet, IL||Jul 01, 2013||$425,000|
|Physician-Pain Management||MVP Anesthesia Associates, P.C.||Norwood, MA||Nov 25, 2013||$417,400|
|Physician-Pain Management||Spectrum Health Medical Group||Grand Rapids, MI||Sep 02, 2016||$414,000|
|Physician-Pain Management||Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners||Grand Rapids, MI||Nov 07, 2016||$414,000|
|Pain Management Physician||Innovis Health, LLC||Fargo, ND||Jul 01, 2011||$410,000|
|Pain Management Physician||Millennium Pain Center, LLC||Decatur, IL||Jul 01, 2013||$350,000|
|Anesthesiologist & Pain Management Physician||Huron Memorial Hospital||Bad Axe, MI||Apr 02, 2015||$350,000|
|Physician Anesthesia Pain Management||North Arkansas Pain Management||Newport, AR||Jul 01, 2015||$350,000|
|Physician Anesthesia Pain Management||North Arkansas Pain Management||Batesville, AR||Jul 01, 2015||$350,000|
|Physiatry/Pain Management Physician||Centra Medical Group, LLC||Farmville, VA||Jul 28, 2016||$315,000|
|Physician/Anesthesiologist/Pain Management Special||Narragansett Bay Anesthesia LLC||Providence, RI||Jun 15, 2010||$310,000|
|Physician, Pain Management & Anesthesiology||Peninsula Regional Medical Center||Salisbury, MD||May 24, 2016||$275,000 -
|Pain Management Physician & Anesthesiologist||Sussex Pain Relief Center, LLC||Georgetown, DE||May 01, 2013||$275,000 -
|Pain Management Physician & Anesthesiologist||Sussex Pain Relief Center, LLC||Georgetown, DE||Apr 18, 2013||$275,000 -
|Pain Management Physician||St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System||Duluth, MN||Jul 01, 2012||$265,000|
|Pain Management Physician||Spectrum Orthopaedics, Inc.||Canton, OH||Jun 17, 2008||$250,000|
|Pain Management Physician and Anesthesiologist||Sussex Pain Relief Center, LLC||Georgetown, DE||Jul 01, 2013||$250,000 -
|Anesthesiologist/Pain Management Physician||Newbridge Inc., LLC||Prince Frederick, MD||Jul 28, 2016||$247,104 -
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