The single fastest growing industry in the United States today is the health care industry and the continued growth of the industry is expected to last for a long time to come. A job in this industry is almost guaranteed to keep you busy until you are ready for retirement.
In spite of the very large number of workers needed in this industry, not everyone has the temperament to do some of the work. People dealing directly with the patients must enjoy working with people who might be sick, injured, or impaired in one way or another. This work requires a special kind of mind-set.
There are many people, nevertheless, who aren’t quite so naturally adept at working with people in distress and the health care industry needs these people, too. Health care administration positions are just as important as those that involve direct contact with patients.
People working in health care administration departments are charged with having all systems in place and operational at all times so the doctors, nurses, and other caregivers can focus on the patients and their well-being.
Health care administration personnel are responsible for keeping all patient care departments fully staffed with the best possible employees to fill every position and with schedules that flow smoothly around the clock.
Supplies are an important responsibility for health care administration personnel, too. Bed linens, uniforms, medications, equipment and its maintenance, food service, sanitation, and many other items and systems are required to keep a medical facility ready to operate every hour of the day and night.
And then there’s the paperwork. Medical facilities generate an awful lot of paperwork and it’s the responsibility of the health care administration department to handle, process, and distribute the vast bulk of it all.
There’s really no end to the many duties and responsibilities of a health care administration department. It’s all vitally important work, even if it doesn’t involve direct contact with patients.