We calculated that 11% of Practice Administrators are proficient in Patient Care, Procedures, and Customer Service. They’re also known for soft skills such as Detail oriented, Leadership skills, and Technical skills.
We break down the percentage of Practice Administrators that have these skills listed on their resume here:
"patient care," "procedures," and "customer service" aren't the only skills we found practice administrators list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of practice administrator responsibilities that we found, including: Detail oriented can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a practice administrator to have. According to a practice administrator resume, "medical and health services managers must pay attention to detail" practice administrators are able to use detail oriented in the following example we gathered from a resume: "create and maintain a positive, customer-oriented environment ensuring excellent patient care from registration to check out. "While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many practice administrator duties rely on leadership skills. This example from a practice administrator explains why: "these managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems." This resume example is just one of many ways practice administrators are able to utilize leadership skills: "managed four physician offices (ob-gyn/family practice) and provided leadership to nine direct reports. "Practice administrators are also known for technical skills, which can be critical when it comes to performing their duties. An example of why this skill is important is shown by this snippet that we found in a practice administrator resume: "medical and health services managers must stay up to date with advances in healthcare technology and data analytics" We also found this resume example that details how this skill is put to the test: "managed major transformation from paper charts to electronic medical records, providing communications, training and technical support throughout the process. "A practice administrator responsibilities sometimes require "interpersonal skills." The responsibilities that rely on this skills are shown by this resume excerpt: "medical and health services managers discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives." This resume example shows how this skill is used by practice administrators: "use of interpersonal skills' abilities to support clients/customer service requirements. "Yet another important skill that a practice administrator must demonstrate is "analytical skills." Medical and health services managers must understand and follow current regulations and adapt to new laws. This is clearly demonstrated in this example from a practice administrator who stated: "performed process improvement strategies, gap analysis and defined elements of each office level/test performed to meet higher health care standards. "While "communication skills" is listed last on this skills list, don't underestimate its importance to practice administrator responsibilities. The skill is described by this resume snippet, "these managers must effectively communicate policies and procedures to other health professionals and ensure their staff’s compliance with new laws and regulations." Here is an example of how this skill is used, "maintain a bridge between front office and clinical operations; assessed communications constantly to identify opportunities for improvement. "
See the full list of practice administrator skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a practice administrator. We found that 41.7% of practice administrators have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 28.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most practice administrators have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven practice administrators were not college graduates.
Those practice administrators who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a health care administration degree. Less commonly earned degrees for practice administrators include a management degree or a nursing degree.
Once you're ready to become a practice administrator, you should explore the companies that typically hire practice administrators. According to practice administrator resumes that we searched through, practice administrators are hired the most by Adventist Health System, Baylor Scott & White Health, and St. Luke's University Hospital Bethlehem. Currently, Adventist Health System has 9 practice administrator job openings, while there are 5 at Baylor Scott & White Health and 5 at St. Luke's University Hospital Bethlehem.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, practice administrators tend to earn the biggest salaries at Endo International plc, National Home Health Care, and Lakeshore Health Partners. Take Endo International plc for example. The median practice administrator salary is $104,392. At National Home Health Care, practice administrators earn an average of $82,395, while the average at Lakeshore Health Partners is $81,658. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at IBM, Massage Envy, and Apple. These three companies have hired a significant number of practice administrators from these institutions.