Nursing home administrators plan, organize, direct, and control the operations of a nursing home or other long-term personal care facility, using policies established by the owner of the facility or its governing board.
Nursing home administrators work under the supervision of a proprietor or governing board. In small facilities, administrators coordinate all aspects of the institution with the assistance of an administrative assistant. Administrators usually assign responsibility for routine tasks to assistant administrators.
Most nursing home administrators work in offices located in the nursing homes. Others work in the business offices of large nursing home corporations that manage several facilities.
The BLS reports that employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 51,800 openings for medical and health services managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
A nursing home administrator completes at least a 4-year program from an accredited institution. In addition, applicants must successfully complete at least 100 course hours in areas relevant to long-term care administration.
Licensure is required in the state of Connecticut. Prerequisite: Licensure requires baccalaureate degree and approved course of study, or approved master’s degree.
American College of Healthcare Administrators
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Washington DC 20036
American College of Healthcare Executives
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Chicago, IL 60606