Healthcare Management vs. Healthcare Administration

There is an increasing demand for healthcare services in this country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that from 2018 to 2028, the healthcare industry will add almost two million new jobs to the economy. While there is plenty of emphasis placed on the need for more nurses, technicians, and assistants, there is also a strong need for people to manage those medical professionals and run the hospitals and facilities that deliver healthcare services.

Healthcare managers and healthcare administrators stand at the forefront of medical facility and personnel management. While the two careers may seem the same (or at least very similar), they differ when it comes to decision-making, job autonomy, coworker interaction, and other core responsibilities. Keep reading to dive deeper into these differences and learn about the educational paths, growth potential, and average salaries for each.

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