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Could Medical Services Management be for You?

Jun 5, 2015 Sheryl Posnick

Could Medical Services Management be for You?

Are you interested in a health care career, but want to go a different route than practicing medicine and handling patient care? A great and lucrative option is a career as a medical services manager. Behind the scenes of any medical facility--whether it be an office, a clinic, a hospital, or an assisted living center--is someone in charge of logistics, making the wheels turn and the operations run smoothly.

A medical services manager oversees many aspects of a medical facility: billing, patient flow, scheduling, hiring, and much more. As the health care system continues to change rapidly with evolving technology, more demand for preventative care, and constant shifts in national regulations, someone on staff must be in charge to manage the constant flow of people and information. And it's a career on the rise: the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand for the profession will rise 23% in the next 8 years. Think of the medical services manager as the glue that holds a center together--a master planner and organizer who who handles the day-to-day business, making it easier for medical professionals to tend to patients. Consider this rewarding and lucrative position in the health care field if you want to play a role shaping the future of the industry.

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