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Healthcare Administrators

Health Science

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Work Environment

Healthcare administrators work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Most work at facilities on land, but some work aboard hospital ships and ships with large sick bays.

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  • Average Military Salary



Healthcare administrators manage military hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. They oversee the medical and administrative functions of healthcare facilities, and they ensure the readiness of both personnel and equipment to meet the medical needs of service members and their families.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Healthcare administrators may have an education in medical administration. Job training for healthcare administrators primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various healthcare environments. Like other healthcare officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, the military health system, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
  • Interest in healthcare
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in working closely with people

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