Medical and Health Services Manager

Medical and Health Services Managers are individuals that organize, plan, and coordinate the many different business-related aspects of healthcare. They work behind the scenes to manage a facility’s operations to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.  The formal job title of a Medical & Health Service Manager depends on the facility or area of focus the individual decides to go in. For example, a Nursing Home Administrator, Clinical Manager, and Health Information Manager are types of Medical & Health Service Manager.


The typical path students follow to become a Medical & Health Services Manager are as follows:

Step 1: Graduate from high school

Step 2: Earn a bachelor’s degree in a major related to Medical & Health Service Management

  • Possible majors to pursue:
    • Health Administration
    • Health Information Management
    • Nursing
    • Public Policy and Social Services

Step 3: Earn a master’s degree in a major related to Medical & Health Service Management

  • It is becoming more common and preferred to have a master’s degree, but many Medical and Health Services Managers just have a bachelor’s degree.

Step 4: Depending on the state you want to work in, you can then go on to complete a state-approved training program, and then on to pass a national licensing exam

  • It should be noted that in all 50 states Nursing Home Administrators are required to be licensed

Certification may not always be necessary as well, but you can choose to get certified through the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) and the College of Health Care Administrators and other associations. Employers may also require the candidate to have administrative or clinical experience in a hospital or healthcare facility.


The average yearly salary for a Medical and Health Services Manager in 2020 was $104, 280.

In Louisiana, the average yearly salary is around $120, 093.


This field has a fantastic job outlook, with expectations to grow 32% from 2020 to 2030. This rate of growth is above the national average.



Medical & Health Services Managers typically work a 40-hour work week during regular business hours. Depending on the setting you choose to work in, evening and weekend work may be required. Medical and Health Services Managers work most commonly in hospitals, but they also can be found in doctor’s offices, nursing homes, home health agencies, and group medical practices.


The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM)

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

The National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM)