Health Services Administration - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Health Services Administration


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Job Description

 

Health services administration professionals work to build programs that improve health conditions for families, communities, and individuals both inside the U.S. and internationally.

America is working vigorously to build up its public health sector, offering many career opportunities to health services administrators in the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the federal government.

Public health professionals prevent disease and promote health in various ways, including working out healthy lifestyles, researching and implementing programs, and educating the public. They are in high demand and the job has excellent career opportunities.

The health services administration field focuses on bringing science, business, and policy together to produce excellent outcomes in managing public health resources, both human and economic.

Database management, creating medical policies, and directing health services are some of the possible career paths available.

A health services administration degree opens the door to handling the financial, economic, marketing, policy analysis, planning, and organization that public health care urgently needs.

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Responsibilities

 

Health services administration is a broad career path that covers many areas of expertise, so their responsibilities vary, including:

  • Improving health services administration efficiency and delivery quality

  • Staying informed on current laws and regulations regarding health services

  • Supervising teams of assistant health services administrators

  • Managing the facilities financing

  • Creating and managing shift scheduling

  • Representing the organization at meetings and board discussions

  • Managing records of services

  • Communicating with a broad array of medical staff and department administrators

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Skills

 

Communication

Must effectively communicate with your co-workers to ensure the best care and the proper procedures. Must be able to communicate in high-stress environments.

Active Listening

Offering your full attention to an individual person or group in order to fully understand problems and their nature.

Critical Thinking

Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Judgment and Decision Making

Needs to be able to act autonomously and make difficult decisions that would benefit the patient or make corrections. Must consider all benefits and repercussions of potential actions and choose the appropriate one. 

Complex Problem Solving

Must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions. 

Stress Management

Must be able to endure intense situations and handle pressure that comes with extreme situations you may encounter.

Trustworthiness

Must be trustworthy because you have people's lives in your hands and what you do could help or hurt them. They are entrusted with a great responsibility and must live up to it. 

Perceptiveness

Gauging how people react and read their body language to decipher their feelings and predict their actions. They must be able to determine if people could be a risk to themselves or others and to distinguish truths from lies.

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Working Conditions

 

Health service administrators usually take leadership positions in the organizations they work for, whether those are local, state, national, or international, and whether they are private or governmental.

Personnel specializing in health service administration are in very high demand with the continued rise of managed care. 

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Salary Outlook

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