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Alabama Healthcare Administration Salaries - AL

Superior medical care for its citizens is one of the State of Alabama’s priorities and those pursuing a career in healthcare administration would do well to consider this profession in Alabama. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and Alabama’s labor market information statistics, in 2006, there were 2,940 jobs as medical and health services managers in Alabama, with projections for 3,570 jobs in 2016. This is a projected increase of 630 job opportunities for professional medical and health services managers or a 21percent growth rate.

In Alabama, job opportunities exist in healthcare management in areas such as marketing; economics and financial management; insurance; managed care; law; human resources; strategic planning and management; information systems; technology assessment and quality improvement.

According to a leading online job search engine, average medical and health services manager’s salaries for job postings in Alabama are roughly the same as postings in other parts of the United States, perhaps somewhat lower, depending upon the area of the state. Rural areas tend to pay at a lower rate than more populated areas. Education levels and years of experience also factor into salary. However, as a general guide, median annual salaries for medical and health services managers in Alabama are $82,000. As for some cities throughout Alabama, average yearly salaries are Birmingham, $69,000; Montgomery, $68,000; Mobile, $64,000; and Huntsville, $79,000. Medical facilities in Alabama that retain the services of healthcare administrators are the Huntsville Hospital, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Saint Vincent's Birmingham, and Dekalb Regional Medical Center.

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