The Life of a Hospital Administrator

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Descriptive Career Paper 1 The Role of a Hospital Administrator Descriptive Career Paper 2 Abstract: This paper illustrates my ideal career choice as a hospital administrator. While conducting my research I was able to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day tasks associated with the job duties as well as the educational requirements needed to acquire this type of position. I am particularly interested in working in a children’s hospital and was able to gain a better understanding of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Even though I have always had the utmost respect for this organization, I gained a whole new sense of appreciation for the services they provide during the course of this of this assignment. It is my hope to one day become a part of the team at St. Jude or a similar type of organization. This assignment also allowed me to gain a better understanding of the hospital administrator’s salary range as well as the expected growth in this area of expertise. Descriptive Career Paper 3 A degree in Healthcare Administration provides a multitude of career paths one can take. While on my quest to finding the job that would be the best fit for me, I researched a variety of different professions of which I found to be interesting. Even though I was particularly drawn to pharmaceutical sales, there were some drawbacks that led me to rethink this career choice. I found that in order to be truly successful in this field, you may have to travel up to seventy-five percent of the time. In addition, there are times when it is necessary to relocate to another region in order to maintain the quota required to keep your job. With the current state of our economy and the cuts being made to health care, I decided that I did not want to commit myself to the marketing industry. So, I decided to shift gears and
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