Administration

Health Care Adminstrator

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Average Salary: 
$84,000
Length of Education: 
6 years
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Health care administrators have are well educated, non-practitioner administrators versed in financial management, human resources, and operations.

These professionals have a master’s degree in health administration or business administration, and work in office settings managing the daily operations of medical offices, nursing homes, hospitals, or other health care facilities.

Depending on the size of the facility and position, health care administrators may be responsible for one part of a large health care system, or larger parts of a smaller facility.

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Medical Assistant

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Average Salary: 
$29,000
Length of Education: 
2 years
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Medical assistants are often one of the first health care professional patients see in during an office visit, recording the patient’s height, weight, and taking some samples.

In smaller offices, medical assistants may be responsible for a wide range of patient care and administrative tasks, while those in larger practices may specialize in a smaller area of patient care, medical records, referrals, or other area.

Medical assistants may also assist the physician during an exam or procedure.

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