Long Term Care Career in Arkansas - AR
Long term care jobs in Arkansas are abundant, due to the state’s large population of senior citizens (especially in the northwest part of the state). In Arkansas, long term care administrators must have education, state licensure and national certification. As stated in the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medical Services Office of Long Term Care Rules & Regulations for Licensure of Nursing Home Administrators in Arkansas, all applicants for licensure as a long term care administrator must be at least 21, of good moral character, in good health, and possess an associate degree with specialized training and experience or a bachelor degree. Tests on knowledge of the Arkansas Rules and Regulations for Nursing Homes and of the current Domains of Practice as published by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators must be passed before licensure and certification is granted.
While most health care administrators in the nation earn $90,970 annually, long term care administrators working in Arkansas average $73,060 (both statistics come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics). This may be because of the less stringent degree requirements of Arkansas as opposed to other states which demand a bachelor degree for the position. The state employs 2100 health care administrators working in various cities such as those shown below (with their respective salaries for long term care administrators, offered by indeed.com):
- Little Rock: $74,000
- Fayetteville: $76,000
- Jonesboro: $90,000