USA Career Guide- Medical or Health Services Managers
Education needed to be Medical or Health Services Managers
For the entry-level positions you need at least a bachelor’s degree to become Medical and health services managers. Master’s degrees in health care administration and related field are common requirements for standard generalist positions in the field.
Graduate programs last between 2 and 3 years and may include up to 1 year of supervised administrative experience.
All states require nursing care facility administrators to be licensed; the prerequisite are :
these administrators must have a bachelor's degree,
pass a licensing exam, and,
complete a state-approved training program.
Some states also require administrators in assisted-living facilities to be licensed. A license is not required in other areas of medical and health services management.
Pay of Medical or Health Services ManagerAs reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor the median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $84,270 in May 2010.
Job Prospects of Medical or Health Services ManagerAs reported by employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Employment is expected to grow in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management is expected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex.
Industrial Overview of Medical or Health Services ManagersMedical and health services managers held about 303,000 jobs in 2010. Most medical and health services managers work in offices in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices.
The following industries were the largest employers of medical and health services managers in 2010:
Hospitals; state, local, and private 39%
Offices of physicians 9%
Nursing care facilities 7%
Home health care services 6%
Outpatient care centers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition