Health Care Facility Administrator

Work Activities/Work Locations

  • Health Care Facility Administrators manage the operations of a health care facility. They work in hospitals, clinics, nursing home facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, outpatient clinics, hospices, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies.
  • Health Care Facility Administrators create and implement policy and procedures, hire and supervise staff, and direct budget planning, ordering of supplies, development of new programs and facility upgrades and improvements.
  • Persons majoring in Health Care Administration may become Hospital Administrators, Medical Clinic Managers, Nursing Home Administrators (NHA), Human Resource Directors, Marketing Managers, Pharmaceutical Salesperson, HMO Underwriter, Health Care Consultant, Project Administrators, Project Managers, Team Coordinators, Publicity Managers, or Technical Analysts.

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Health Care industry is changing quickly. With an aging population, increasing costs, changing technology, and changing demographics, Health Care Administrators must be able to manage this dynamic field.
  • May work long hours and be called in at all hours to deal with problems.
  • Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

 

Getting Started

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