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Subject: health administration career
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: anthonypham-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 07 Aug 2005 16:40 PDT
Expires: 06 Sep 2005 16:40 PDT
Question ID: 552854
I'm interested in working in health administration after my
undergraduate at UCI.  I'm wondering where I can get more information
about the field from websites or personal experiences.  I'd like to
know: what health administrator's do on a day to day basis and if it
would be beneficial to get my Masters in Health admin after undergrad.
Subject: Re: health administration career
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 07 Aug 2005 20:01 PDT
Hi! Thanks for the question.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics
classifies health administration as ?Medical and Health Service
Managers?. Here is what they have to say about educational
requirements and earnings information

Educational Requirements:

?Medical and health services managers must be familiar with management
principles and practices. A master?s degree in health services
administration, long-term care administration, health sciences, public
health, public administration, or business administration is the
standard credential for most generalist positions in this field.
However, a bachelor?s degree is adequate for some entry-level
positions in smaller facilities and at the departmental level within
healthcare organizations. Physicians? offices and some other
facilities may substitute on-the-job experience for formal education.?


?Earnings of medical and health services managers vary by type and
size of the facility, as well as by level of responsibility. For
example, the Medical Group Management Association reported that, in
2002, median salaries for administrators were $78,258 in practices
with fewer than 7 physicians; $92,727 in practices with 7 to 25
physicians; and $125,988 in practices with more than 26 physicians.?

?Medical and Health Services Managers? 

Our next link provides the daily tasks of healthcare administrators.

?Health Care Facility Administrators? 

Here are other reading materials that will be of importance as you
make your decision:

?Health Administration? 

?What Do Health Administrators Do?? 

?Your Career as a Healthcare Executive? 

American College of Health Executives

Pam Pohly Net Guide 

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