Tennessee Healthcare Administration Salaries - TN

Graduates of Tennessee’s healthcare management degree programs may work in local, district, state, or nonprofit health agencies, private businesses, or public schools. Career opportunities are to be found throughout Tennessee in managed-care organizations, hospitals, health centers, public health departments, health planning agencies, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, and other health-related facilities. Some of Tennessee’s leading medical facilities that employ healthcare administrators are the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Nashville's Baptist Hospital.

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Computer Systems Analysts7040$73530
Database Administrators1260$81850
Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

The average annual salary for healthcare administrators in Tennessee is $77,000 and average annual salaries for Tennessee’s major cities are Memphis, $62,000; Nashville, $65,000; Knoxville, $70,000; Chattanooga, $63,000; Clarksville, $67,000 and Murfreesboro, $77,000. 

Healthcare administrators who work in hospitals are not licensed by state. However, the State of Tennessee’s Department of Health and the Board of Nursing Home Administrators does require those who are employed as nursing home administrators within Tennessee be licensed by either examination or endorsement from another state. There are three educational tracks which qualifies applicants for licensure. An applicant may have a bachelor’s degree  or higher from an accredited college or university in health care administration, combined with a 400-hour internship taken for credit and served in a licensed long term care nursing facility. Or, also acceptable is a BA or higher degree, combined with a board-approved Administrator in Training program of six months. A third option is an associate degree and three years of management experience in a licensed nursing home, combined with a board-approved Administrator in Training program of six months.

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