Career Profiles: Health Care Administration

CSULB Department of Health Care Administration

Health Service Administrators coordinate hospitals and other health care facilities. Duties vary and may include management duties such as planning and coordinating department activities in personnel and staffing, purchasing, public relations- making speeches before community clubs and organizations, fund raising, accounting, and program evaluation. They develop and implement budgets and analyze the financial position of the institution. They work closely with physicians and the governing body of an institution (board) and must maintain hospital operations in compliance with regulatory agency requirements. Some are institution directors who administer activities of hospitals, rest or nursing homes, clinics, and private mental institutions. Assistant administrators may be responsible for a specific department or general health care services. Health service managers may work in marketing, finance, medical group management and information systems in health care and related organizations.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Clinical Administrator
  • Community Organization Director
  • Director of Managed Care
  • Director of Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Medical Facilities Section Director
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Provider Relations Director
  • Public Health Director
  • Social Welfare Administrator

Where Employed:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Medical and dental laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Offices of dentists and physicians
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • State Departments of Insurance Corporations

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