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Working As A Rehabilitation Center Manager

  • 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

  • $81,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Rehabilitation Center Manager 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 Rehabilitation Center Manager

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 Yearly Salary
$81,000
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$42,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$158,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
IU Health
Highest Paying City
Sioux Falls, SD
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Rehabilitation Center Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Rehabilitation Center Manager in the United States is $82,037 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $42,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $159,000.

Real Rehabilitation Center Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Rehabilitation Manager Guilford Health Care Center Greensboro, NC Sep 23, 2015 $104,642
Rehabilitation Manager Theradynamics Rehab Management, LLC Woodbury, NY Jan 10, 2016 $100,000 -
$105,000
Rehabilitation Manager Theradynamics Rehab Management, LLC New York, NY May 04, 2015 $100,000
Rehabilitation Manager Guilford Health Care Center Greensboro, NC Sep 23, 2012 $99,133
Rehabilitation Manager Guilford Health Care Center Roanoke, VA Sep 23, 2012 $99,133
Rehabilitation Manager Parkway Therapies LLC Pahrump, NV Sep 25, 2013 $97,760
Manager-Rehabilitation Services Southern Crescent Rehabilitation and Retirement Co McDonough, GA Jan 06, 2015 $95,000
Rehabilitation Manager Parkway Therapies LLC Seattle, WA Aug 04, 2016 $93,600
Rehabilitation Manager Parkway Therapies LLC Seattle, WA Feb 12, 2015 $93,600
Rehabilitation Manager, Center for Exceptional FAM Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Dearborn, MI Jul 20, 2014 $87,500
Rehabilitation Manager Bronx Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation PLLC New York, NY Aug 10, 2015 $81,435
Rehabilitation Manager United Rehab Solutions LLC Macomb, MI Mar 08, 2016 $79,600
Rehabilitation Manager Ability Works Rehab Services LLC Westmont, IL Sep 17, 2015 $75,000
Rehabilitation Manager Met Physical Therapy P.C. NY Nov 01, 2011 $75,000
Rehabilitation Manager, Center for Exceptional FAM Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Dearborn, MI Jul 20, 2011 $73,674 -
$87,880
Rehabilitation Manager Medical Dynamic Systems, Inc. New York, NY Nov 16, 2009 $72,022
Rehabilitation Manager Michigan Therapeutic Solutions Dearborn Heights, MI Sep 20, 2016 $63,981
Rehabilitation Manager Oasis Professional Management Group Ltd. Levittown, NY Oct 02, 2014 $62,735
Rehabilitation Care Manager Town and Country Manor of The Christian and Missio Santa Ana, CA Sep 07, 2012 $62,631
Rehabilitation Manager Mirehab P.C. Farmington Hills, MI Jul 09, 2016 $61,500
Rehabilitation Manager Mirehab P.C. Farmington Hills, MI Jul 09, 2016 $60,500
Rehabilitation Manager Precision Home Health Care and Hospice, Inc. Troy, MI Jan 15, 2011 $60,000
Rehabilitation Manager Golden Heart Home Health Inc. Rosemont, IL Oct 15, 2010 $60,000
Rehabilitation Manager Narayan Rehabilitation Inc. Bad Axe, MI Sep 01, 2015 $55,850

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Top Skills for A Rehabilitation Center Manager

  1. Speech Therapy
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Facility Setting
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Lead outpatient occupational, physical, and speech therapy services performing 900+ visits per month.
  • Managed the daily operation of the physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology departments at Bon-Secours Stuart Circle Hospital.
  • Developed vocational rehabilitation opportunities for developmentally disabled adults.
  • Prepared contribution margin reports, analyzed and implemented programs to improve patient care.
  • Implement & monitor departmental policies & procedures to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.

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Top 10 Best States for Rehabilitation Center Managers

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Nevada
  3. Delaware
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New York
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Connecticut
  8. Hawaii
  9. California
  10. New Jersey
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Rehabilitation Center Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

61.5%

Male

23.7%

Unknown

14.8%
Ethnicity

White

65.5%

Hispanic or Latino

12.9%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

2.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Vietnamese

18.8%

Hmong

12.5%

French

6.3%

Somali

6.3%

Italian

6.3%
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Rehabilitation Center Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.6%

Indiana Wesleyan University

8.6%

Liberty University

7.4%

Boston University

6.2%

San Diego State University

6.2%

University of Wisconsin - Stout

6.2%

Wright State University

4.9%

Temple University

4.9%

Colorado State University

4.9%

Walden University

4.9%

University of Florida

3.7%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.7%

Forsyth Technical Community College

3.7%

Columbia University

3.7%

University of Pittsburgh -

3.7%

Saint Louis University-

3.7%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3.7%

Eastern Kentucky University

3.7%

Florida State University

3.7%

Grand Canyon University

3.7%
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Majors

Physical Therapy

19.1%

Nursing

16.2%

Occupational Therapy

10.8%

Business

10.5%

Health Care Administration

5.9%

Psychology

4.6%

Social Work

3.5%

Rehabilitation Science

3.0%

Management

3.0%

Speech-Language Pathology

3.0%

Biology

2.7%

Medical Assisting Services

2.4%

School Counseling

2.2%

Counseling Psychology

2.2%

Education

1.9%

Exercise Physiology

1.9%

Sociology

1.9%

Communication Disorders Sciences

1.9%

Medical Technician

1.9%

General Studies

1.6%
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Degrees

Masters

32.3%

Bachelors

26.8%

Other

19.3%

Associate

9.8%

Doctorate

5.9%

Certificate

3.7%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.6%
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