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Medical Office Manager Salary

Medical Office Manager Salary

People in this profession usually work for smaller, private practice physician offices. They are responsible for creating and managing budgets, formulating work shifts, organizing and maintaining important records, and helping to improve the quality of care of a facility.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) the 2012 median annual wage for medical office managers was above the median annual wage for all occupations. Annual pay may fluctuate depending on geographic location, work experience, and level of college degree, among other factors.

Job TitleBottom 10% Annual WageAnnual Median WageTop 10% Annual Wage
Medical and Health Services Managers-U.S.5589092810161150
*This data is sourced from the 2014 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

Is it difficult to find a job in this field?

Bls.gov reports that this field is expected to grow faster than average from 2012 through 2022 because of the expanding population of older Americans as the Baby Boomer generation continues to reach retirement age. More doctors and nurses may need to be hired, which could also lead to more health care facilities in need of office managers.

Job TitleBottom 10% Annual WageAnnual Median WageTop 10% Annual Wage
Medical and Health Services Managers-U.S.5589092810161150
*This data is sourced from the 2014 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

Is there room for advancement in this field?

Advancement in the career may depend on work experience and educational attainment. You may be able to work your way up from an assistant manager to department head. You may also be able to become a health care consultant.

Are there any licensing requirements for this field?

If you move into a role as a nursing care facility administrator, or work in an assisted living facility you may need to earn a license. Most other roles do not require a license before you can qualify for employment. Please be sure to inquire about possible licensing requirements with potential employers.

Sources:
Medical and Health Services Managers, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012,
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-1

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