Illustration of a doctor in an exam room working on a computer

You might hire a healthcare administrator to:

  • Hire and supervise employees across your organization
  • Develop and implement healthcare policies and procedures

  • Improve financial effectiveness in your facility

  • Oversee functions related to medical records and billing

  • Liaise between department heads, medical staff, and governing boards to establish key objectives and track progress

  • Ensure patient satisfaction by soliciting and acting on feedback with a constant eye for improvement

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Deep understanding of healthcare laws and policies Experience in a managerial role
Ethical mindset Organized and detail-oriented
Ability to work long hours and often remain on-call Excellent leadership skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills Strong sense of empathy