How to become a health services manager

The health care field is booming, and jobs for managers are on the rise. Knowledge of business and management practices involved in strategic planning, human resources, leadership and people interaction is necessary.


Health services managers direct and coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies and similar organizations. Health services managers regularly perform the following:

  • Direct and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, maintenance and other health care service personnel
  • Plan and administer programs in a health care facility, including personnel administration, training and coordination of medical staff
  • Administer fiscal operations affecting health care services, including accounting, budgets, expenditures and rates for services

Average salaries

Health services managers with a MSN/MBA or MBA can expect to earn approximately $92,810 annually. The position is in demand and growing much faster than average – 22% or higher through 2022.

Work environment

Health services managers work in a variety of settings, from hospitals and medical clinics to public health agencies, during normal business hours.

College degree

An MSN/MBA dual degree from Spring Arbor University Online can give you the necessary education and credentials to pursue the title of health services manager.

About SAU Online

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