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Healthcare Administrator

Discussion in 'Med Business [ MD/MBA, DO/MBA, DDS/MBA ]' started by Jarvis21, Oct 2, 2011.

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  1. Jarvis21

    Jarvis21

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    Hey there,
    I was just wondering if anyone can give me some general information on being a healthcare administrator and how to get there. To get the discussion started....
    1. What is/was your major for your undergrad?
    2. Which major would you recommend for aspiring admins, or do you see in other admins?
    3. Do you enjoy being a hospital admin? What is a 'typical' day like?
    4. There all a lot of areas you can be an admin in, what's your favorite or preferred?
    5. Any other advice?
    6. Anything else you would like to say!

    Thanks!
  2. DrJosephKim

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    Are you referring to a physician healthcare administrator? Or a non-physician administrator?

    Let me refer you to two organizations that will answer both questions:

    For physicians: American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)
    For non-physicians: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

    You can learn a lot more from each of those orgs.

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