Practice Manager

Direct the personnel and the business operations of a medical clinic.
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Salary Range
$41,000 – $135,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Practice Managers do?

There’s no question that a Doctor can change the life of a patient. The proper treatment, provided at the proper time, can transform a sick person into a glowing picture of health and vibrancy.

But without a Practice Manager, this revolutionary work cannot take place. A Practice Manager sets up, runs, and manages the office that supports the Doctor. In short, as a Practice Manager, you make healing possible.

The entire support staff of the clinic is under your control. Accountants, Receptionists, Housekeepers, and others are all hired, trained, disciplined, praised, and promoted by you. In some clinics, you may even hire new Doctors to join the team.

The staff you supervise has the primary goal of keeping customers happy and willing to return another day. If patients are upset about any part of the service they received, including billing errors, long wait times, or dirty exam rooms, they visit you and outline their concerns. You do your best to fix the problem.

Interacting with insurance companies is also an important part of your work. Formal arrangements outline how much your clinic will be paid for each service, and when you will be paid. These arrangements must be reviewed and updated by you on a regular basis.

In addition to these tasks, you set the budget for your clinic, determining how much people should be paid, how much you can spend on equipment, and how much you should invest for a rainy day.

Should I be a Practice Manager?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Assistant Practice Manager, Building Manager, Buildings And Grounds Manager, Business Unit Manager See More

    How to become a Practice Manager

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