Medical & health services managers

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2019 Workforce
671k
Average Age
46
Estimated Job Growth
20.5%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$88,016
Average Male Salary
$112,170
Average Female Salary
$78,815

About

Medical & health services managers are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical & health services managers was $88,016 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical & health services managers by wage are Chemists & materials scientists, Industrial engineers, including health & safety, and Public relations and fundraising managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical & health services managers are Albany County (Outside Albany City) PUMA, NY, Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX, and Clay County PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical & health services managers are KIPDA Area Development District (Northeast) PUMA, KY, Greece & Gates Towns PUMA, NY, and Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical & health services managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical & health services managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical & health services managers, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Medical & health services managers are paid most in Ridgewood, Glendale & Middle Village PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in KIPDA Area Development District (Northeast) PUMA, KY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$88,016
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,165

In 2019, Medical & health services managers earned an average of $88,016, $32,492 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Chemists & materials scientists make somewhat more than Medical & health services managers while Industrial engineers, including health & safety make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical & health services managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.38
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Medical & health services managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.38, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical & health services managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical & health services managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Medical & health services managers, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Outpatient care centers, and Nursing Care Facilities.

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Industries by Share

671k
2019 Workforce
± 20,060
-6.71%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.46%

The number of people employed as Medical & health services managers has been declining at a rate of -6.71%, from 718,806 people in 2018 to 670,548 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Medical & health services managers employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Medical & health services managers at  37.5%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 14.2% and Nursing Care Facilities with 9.63%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical & health services managers in the US. The average age of male Medical & health services managers in the workforce is 46.9 and of female Medical & health services managers is 45.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical & health services managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

185k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,553
486k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 17,081

72.4% of Medical & health services managers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Medical & health services managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical & health services managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68.5% of Medical & health services managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.9% of Medical & health services managers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical & health services managers.

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Age by Gender

46.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.682
45.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.413

The median age of Medical & health services managers is 46, and Male employees are generally 1.33 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical & health services managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical & health services managers is Health but a relatively high number of Medical & health services managers hold a major in Health.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical & health services managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical & health services managers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Coordination, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical & health services managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Medical & health services managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Medical & health services managers are expected to see a growth of 20.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

20.5%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Medical & health services managers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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