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Medical & Health Services Managers

Also called: Health Information Management Corporate Director, Health Information Management Director, Health Manager, Nurse Manager

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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:
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data, such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel.
  • Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring, and training of personnel.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS Hot Technology
  • Henry Schein Dentrix Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Blackboard software
  • Yardi Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • SAS Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$104,280
$59,980
$195,630
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