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Health Management

What Health Service Managers Do

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians.

Work Environment

Most medical and health services managers work in office settings in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, and group medical practices.

How to Become a Health Service Manager

Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field; however, master’s degrees also are common. Requirements vary by facility.


The median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $84,270 in May 2010.

Job Outlook

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. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. Managers will be needed to organize and manage medical information and healthcare staffs in all areas of the industry.

Quick Facts: Health Service Managers
2010 Median Pay $84,270 per year
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2010 303,000
Job Outlook, 2010-20 22% growth rate

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