As the population ages, it’s anticipated there will be huge growth in the health care sector. In this position, you’ll oversee the delivery of services in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other environments. Health care managers are responsible for supervising other professionals, recruiting new hires, planning and evaluating service delivery and setting budgets.
If you’re looking for a career that involves minimal retraining, this is not the position for you. You’ll need to have the same education as the medical professionals you oversee, which could mean years of post-secondary and residency training as a specialist physician or nurse. Once you pick a medical specialization, you’re probably stuck with it—there’s not much mobility between different departments.
Health care managers make a median salary of $95,000, but that varies greatly depending on the type of service.
The government expects there will be slightly more jobs than people looking for work in this position five years from now.
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