Career Outlook for Health Care Professionals

Growth Potential

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than all other occupations.

What do medical and health services managers do?

Medical and health services managers, also called health care executives or health care administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services.

They might manage an entire facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must be able to adapt to changes in health care laws, regulations, and technology.

Salary Outlook

2016 average entry-level salary is $55,202 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Program Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management.

Quick Facts: Medical and Health Services Managers
2016 Median Salary $96,540
Entry-Level Education Bachelor's Degree
Number of Jobs, 2014 333,000
Projected New Jobs, 2014-2024 56,300
Job Outlook 17% (Much faster than average)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services
Managers, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited June 18, 2017).