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Medical & Health Services Managers

Also called: Health and Social Service Manager, Nurse Manager, Office Manager, Program Manager

Where in the Army? In the Army: Aeromedical Evacuation; Chief Medical NCO; Clinical Laboratory; Health Care Administration; Health Care Specialist; Health Services Administration; Operational Medicine; Patient Administration; Preventive Medicine Sciences; Special Forces Medical Sergeant

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel.
  • Maintain communication between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads by attending board meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.


  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
  • medicine and dentistry


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MedFORCE Technologies WorkFLOW
Analytical or scientific software
  • Relative Values for Physicians software
  • SPSS software
Categorization or classification software
  • American Medical Association CodeManager
  • ColorSoft AutoMatch


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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