Looking to find more information on careers in health administration? Start by taking a look at some of our job descriptions below.
If you’re interested in getting involved in the business side of healthcare, the health admin profession can offer you a wide range of opportunities to open new doors to an exciting career. Not only will you be able to utilize your business acumen, but you’ll also be helping individuals in need of quality, timely care.
The duties for individuals working in health administration very widely. Many times an admin can find him or herself working on staffing, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, public relations, and departmental operations.
Who Employs Health Administrators?
There is a wide variety of companies and organizations that employ health admins. One of the most common is hospitals. Some large hospitals may have hundreds of administrators due to the complexity and number of departments that need to be managed.
Other examples of employers include the government organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health and Human Services. Another example is insurance companies such as Blue Cross or Aetna.
If you’re more interested in keeping to the smaller side, there are many private practices that rely on the business savvy of health administrators.
Health Administration Job Descriptions
The following will be a growing list of job descriptions from across the admin field in healthcare. Please check back often for updates to this list.
Salary and Job Outlook for Health Admins
The job outlook for admins in the healthcare field is bright. The Burearu of Labor Statistics estimates that job growth in the field will increase at a rate of 22% between 2010 and 2020.
In addition, the pay for health admins is above the national average with a median pay in 2010 of $84,270. Remember that your salary will vary depending upon how much experience you have. Salary can also be impacted by the location and size of the organization you work for.
In the following video, Mary Stefl from Trinity University discuss the role of a health admin. She spends some time discussing the value of a MHA degree as well as the career options that are open to graduates of an MHA program.