Health Services Administration Career Opportunities
The need for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 23 percent* from 2012 to 2022. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.
Those hired in this field may:
- Work to improve efficiency and quality in service delivery
- Stay abreast of regulations to maintain organization compliance
- Supervise assistant facility administrators
- Manage facility finances (patient fees and billing)
- Keep and organize records of the facility’s services, such as the number of inpatient beds used
- Communicate with members of the medical staff and department heads
HSA graduates have many different job titles. Examples include:
- Health and Social Service Manager
- Health Clinic Manager
- Physician’s Office Manager
- Compliance Specialist
- Business Development Specialist
- Health Services Project Supervisor
- This list is not all-inclusive!
Sample job descriptions include:
- Assistant Nursing home administrators that manage staff, admissions, finances and care of the building and the care of the residents in nursing homes.
- Clinic managers that manage a specific department, such as nursing, surgery, or physical therapy and have responsibilities based on that specialty. Clinic managers set and carry out policies, goals, and procedures for their departments; evaluate the quality of the staff’s work; and develop reports and budgets.
- Assistant administrators that work under the top administrator in larger facilities and often handle daily decisions. Assistants might direct activities in clinical areas, such as nursing, surgery, therapy, medical records, or health information.