Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. Most work in office settings in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, and group medical practices.
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Health services managers typically:
In group medical practices, managers work closely with physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, and other healthcare employees.
Medical and health services managers held about 303,000 jobs in 2010. Most work in offices in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices. Most work full time. Because their services are sometimes needed in emergencies or at facilities that are always open, some work may be required during evenings, on weekends, or overnight.