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

You might hire a healthcare administrator to:

  • Organize physicians’ schedules and on-call duties
  • Foster a professional, positive, and compliant healthcare environment

  • Oversee the facility’s budget, billing, and insurance matters

  • Manage staffing and train non-medical staff

Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
In-depth understanding of healthcare laws and regulations
Experience coordinating responsibilities across a team
Familiarity with hospital or healthcare facility operations
Knowledge of current and emerging healthcare technologies, like telemedicine and electronic health records
Knowledge of business best practices, including creating and adhering to budgets
Financial analysis skills
Comfort in a customer-facing role Proficiency with hospital management systems and other administrative software