Health Care Facilities Administration

Career Profile: Health Care Facilities Administration

Health care facilities, like hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, rehabilitation clinics and private practices, face a unique set of challenges compared to other, more traditional businesses. Health care administrators are trained in traditional business practices and how they apply to the health care industry. Health care administrators must deal with legal and ethical issues in addition to overseeing a wide variety of professionals, from doctors and nurses to administrative staff and financial professionals. Most health care administration services professionals hold a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA), often with an emphasis or specialization in Health Care Management. Some also have health care training and may have begun their careers as a doctor, registered nurse or other professional before climbing the corporate ladder. According to Salary.Com, www.salary.com, the administrator of a large urban care center may earn over $100,000 a year.

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