Community Health Center Administrator Salary
The average pay for a Community Health Center Administrator is $53,000 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Job Description for Community Health Center Administrator
Community health center administrators typically work for local governments, focusing on improving and maintaining the health of residents within their community. They ensure that their center provides appropriate medical care and support services efficiently and effectively, as well as that the community has adequate health information and tools to make informed health decisions. They make sure their center provides relevant information related to communicable disease prevention, as well as performs disease investigations and disease control services for their community.Read More...
Community health center administrators manage their center's budgets and resources, monitor financial performance and implement relevant strategies to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of care and services. They delegate projects to their staff and conduct follow up, as well as communicate regularly with other community health center administrators, health care professionals, government officials and the general public. These administrators must read relevant professional journals and stay apprised of various public health issues that may be of concern to their community. They may be required to attend various workshops or conferences relevant to their job as well.
The typical educational requirement for this position includes a bachelor’s degree in a related field; a master's degree in public health, health administration or another relevant field may be preferred or required as well. Community health center administrators must have excellent management and organizational skills, as well as a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of relevant health issues. Good interpersonal, leadership and communication skills are also needed.
Community Health Center Administrator Tasks
- Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.
- Develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services.
- Develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school.
- Supervise educator staff and give direction.