Health Care Services Administration
Health Care Services Administrator

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Salary: $38,258 - $75,111
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Hourly: $24.5 - $48.29
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 4-6 years
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Healthcare service administrators lead and manage hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, physician group practices, healthcare agencies, and the military healthcare system. They work with national, state, and local governments to determine and execute healthcare policies and procedures. There are several types of healthcare services administrators with unique educational programs in the State of Texas: health systems/health services administrators, extended care facilities/long-term health-care administrators, and rehabilitation services administrators and others.

Areas of Specialization
Health Systems/Health Services Administrators – Responsible for planning, budget development and administration, patient services administration, handling personnel issues, and preparing reports for health organizations.

Extended Care Facilities/Long-Term Healthcare Administrator – Responsible for management of extended care facilities such as nursing homes, convalescent facilities, and continuing care retirement centers.

Rehabilitation Services Administrator – Responsible for management of services for people with injuries, disease, birth defects, mental or emotional illness, and chemical addictions.

Health Services Research – Responsible for the analysis of healthcare information for administrative purposes examining the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.

Healthcare Human Resources – Responsible for hiring, training, labor law, professional certifications, and other issues in healthcare staffing.

Work Environment

Most administrators work in office environments. They may also work outside the office with individuals concerned with the business aspects of their institutions.