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Salary and job outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (Health and Safety Inspectors, Health Technicians) $69,210 +4% (slower than average)
Medical and Health Services Managers (Healthcare Administrators, Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Managers, Health Information Managers, Health Services Administrators, Health Services Directors, Health Services Managers) $92,810 +17% (faster than average)
Top Executives (Directors) $102,750 +6% (average)
Administrative Services Managers $83,790 +8% (average)

  • How do you ensure your organization delivers the best care, for every patient, every time?
  • How do you demonstrate the value of the services you deliver to the various constituencies: business, government, insurers, and patients?
  • Talk about any collaboration efforts you’ve spearheaded with other provider organizations, physicians, businesses, or insurers to improve the community health status.
  • What mistakes have you made in dealing with the medical staff? How have you learned from those mistakes?
  • How do ensure results are measured in real time?
  • How many people have you fired? How do you go about it?
  • How do you keep up to date on new laws and regulations to ensure compliance?
  • Discuss your experience with creating employee recognition and rewards programs.
  • Discuss your efforts to promote disease prevention and wellness.
  • How do you ensure your organization is keeping up with the continual advances in medical technology?
  • What about your character makes you a good candidate for this job?
  • Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it’s the third time before noon?
  • How have you responded in the past when your replacement calls in sick and a substitute will take over an hour to come in?
  • How do you develop untapped potential in your staff?

  • Think about the following industries
    • Universities/School Health Service centers
    • Hospitals/ERs
    • Emergency Clinics
    • Doctor’s offices (Dental, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Pediatricians, etc)
    • Rehabilitation Centers (Physical, Drug/Alcohol)
    • Nursing Homes/Centers
    • Research Facilities
    • Government Agencies
    • Insurance Agencies
    • Long Term Care Facilities
    • Behavioral Health Facilities
    • Home Care Providers
    • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Some prominent national internships include: US Department of Health and Human Services, Mayo Clinic, World Health Organization and Children’s Hospital Network
  • Attend as many seminars as possible in order to learn more and make connections.
  • Think about volunteering at different healthcare facilities to add to your experience.
  • Attend or volunteer at community events. 
  • Acquire a state license (this is required for administrators of nursing facilities and some assisted living facilities).
  • Consider voluntary certifications to stand out. (

 LinkedIn Groups

American Healthcare Executives & Hospital Administration Forum

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration

Benefits and Health & Welfare Professionals

Executive Health Administration

Healthcare Administration Students & Mentors

Healthcare Industry Professionals Group

The HealthCare Initiative- Hospital Administration/Leadership, career advice for nursing leaders

Healthcare Management and Strategy

Hospital Administration and Healthcare Executive