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Health Care Facility Administrator
Health care facility administrators manage the operations of a health care facility such as a hospital or nursing home, develop policies, and coordinate procedures and planning.

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Work Activities/Environment
Health care facility administrators work in health care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, clinics, public health agencies, or health maintenance organizations (HMO’s). They supervise other administrators and oversee all activities and areas of the health care facility. They participate and direct strategic planning activities, budget planning, facility upgrades and improvements, development of new programs, and general operations and duties of the medical and administrative staff.

Academic/Special Requirements
High school students should study mathematics, social sciences, health, and business related courses. No matter what area of specialization a student chooses, a bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement. Colleges and universities usually offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in health administration. One-year programs offering a certificate or diploma in medical office management or health services administration are also available. While a bachelor's degree is satisfactory for entry level positions, a master's degree in the field is considered to be a standard credential depending upon a student's goals and aspirations. One-year of residency in an approved hospital is also required.

Educational Institutions
Bryant-Stratton College - Bayshore
Bryant-Stratton College - Milwaukee
Bryant-Stratton College - Wauwatosa
Capella University
Cardinal Stritch University
Carroll University
Concordia University
Gateway Technical College
Lakeland College
Marian University
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College - Beaver Dam
Moraine Park Technical College - Fond du Lac
Moraine Park Technical College - West Bend
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Rasmussen College - Appleton Campus
Rasmussen College - Green Bay Campus
Rasmussen College - Wausau Campus
Silver Lake College
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Upper Iowa University - Blackhawk Center
Upper Iowa University - Prairie du Chien
Upper Iowa University - Wausau
Viterbo University

Hospitals with Associated Educational Programs
Luther Hospital, Eau Claire

Average $85,000

Professional Organizations
American Academy of Medical Administrators
330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2000
Chicago, IL, 60611

American College of Health Care Administrators
1321 Duke St., Suite 400
Alexandria, VA, 22314

American College of Health Care Executives-UWM (ACHE-UWM)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI, 53201-0413
414/229-2645 or 414/229-2758

American College of Healthcare Executives
One North Franklin, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60606-3529

American Health Care Association
1201 L Street NW
Washington, DC, 20005

Association of University Programs in Health Administration
2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
Arlington, VA, 22201

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