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Employment Outlook

The healthcare industry must expand to meet the needs of an aging population and embrace innovation to make care more convenient, accessible and affordable. Healthcare needs skilled leadership from medical and health services managers to meet these heightened needs.

What is a Healthcare Manager?

Healthcare managers are a critical component for a smoothly operating healthcare organization, overseeing the daily services and operations in a healthcare organization, which can include hospitals, group medical practices, nursing homes and hospice care facilities. Healthcare managers must navigate changes in laws, regulations, technology and organization needs.

What Does a Healthcare Manager do?

Keeping a healthcare organization running smoothly entails multiple day-to-day responsibilities for the medical and health services manager, including:

Career Growth

All healthcare occupations are slated to increase 15% from 2019 to 2029 with 2.4 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More managers will be necessary to oversee these healthcare operations. Employment of medical and health services managers is predicted to grow rapidly, even when compared to the overall growth in healthcare occupations, with a projected 32% job growth rate* over this same time frame, according to BLS statistics.

This healthy job growth has an equally bright salary outlook. According to 2019 BLS figures, medical and health services managers earned a median income of $100,980, with the highest 10% commanding more than $189,000 and the highest salaries provided by government institutions and hospital systems.2

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics