Health Services Administrator

Health Services Administrators are responsible for the overall business management of health care facilities, creating and implementing policies and procedures, hiring and supervising staff, controling finances, ordering supplies, and coordinating their own plans and activities with others, developing community partnerships; implementing continuous quality improvement initiatives; designing efficient and effective health services systems; applying principles of health care planning to health systems and navigating the complexity of the legal environment as it applies to health services administration. They may be managers in medium and large institutions, administrators in small facilities, and employees in community health, long-term care, primary care, multi-service centres, and community health boards.

Skills Required

  • excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • good verbal and written communication skills including public speaking skills
  • the ability to work effectively with others
  • leadership and team building skills in the area of public health and/or health and social services, including at the community level

Health Service Administrators should enjoy co-ordinating information and directing the work.

Education/Training Required


Schools Offering Career Program

Dalhousie University

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Average Starting Salary

Growth Rate

Education Required
1 to 4 years