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What Does a Healthcare Administrator Do?

Healthcare administrators are responsible for the overall administration of a healthcare facility or network. They typically work in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. Job duties can vary depending on the position, but may include budgeting, human resources, quality management, and health information systems.

Healthcare administrators typically have a bachelor's degree in business administration or healthcare management. Salary varies depending on experience and position, but the median salary for all healthcare administrators was $98,350 in 2016. Job security is good for this career; employment is projected to grow 17% from 2016 to 2026.

If you look up what a healthcare administrator does, you'll probably find an answer somewhat identical to what I've written above. However, that is not the whole truth. A healthcare administrator can work in a variety of healthcare settings including a university, an insurance agency, a mobile clinic, a consulting firm, and many more. Just as the settings may vary, so will the job duties and the SALARY. This is why I started a series interviewing healthcare administrators from different settings, job titles, and salaries. In this series, they share their experiences on the job as well as HOW THEY GOT THE JOB.

Watch their stories on YouTube and on our upcoming Podcast!

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