Medical and Health Services Managers

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What do they do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Also known as:

Clinical Director, Health Information Management Corporate Director, Health Information Management Director, Health Manager, Mental Health Program Manager, Nurse Manager, Nursing Director, Nursing Home Administrator, Practice Administrator, Program Manager, Social Service Manager

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Medical and Health Services Managers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Medical and Health Services Managers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 3.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #18 in job growth rate
  • 830

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Medical and Health Services Managers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (7.7%)
  • Master's degree (23.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (31.1%)
  • Associate's degree (12.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (15.3%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (8.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.2%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Develop computer or information systems.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Hire personnel.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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