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36. Hospital Administrator
Hospital Administrator
Top 100 rank: 36
Sector: Health Care

What they do: Plans, directs, or coordinates medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations. In addition, they act as mediators between governing boards, medical staff and heads of departments in an effort to coordinate the actions of all departments to ensure they function as a whole.

Do Hospital Administrators have great jobs, or what?
Hospital Administrator stats
Median pay
Top pay $180,000
10-year job growth
Total jobs
Quality of life ratings
Personal satisfaction A
Job security A
Future growth A
Benefit to society A
Low stress D
Flexibility B
From the November 2010 issue
Notes: All pay data from PayScale.com. Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least two to seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2008-18. Total current employment level is estimated number of people working in each specific job

Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and MONEY research
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